The Natural History Institute provides leadership and resources for a revitalized practice of natural history that integrates art, science, and humanities to promote the health and well-being of humans and the rest of the natural world.
DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTIONS: THE ART OF NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION, WITH JULIE COMNICK
March 2, 3 & 4, 2018 – Cost: $150
This 3-day, hands-on workshop is an introduction to the Art of Natural History Illustration through engagement with the archives at the Natural History Institute. Participants will leave the workshop with several completed illustrations. All materials are provided. Space is limited, so don’t wait – sign up today. Get all the exciting details here!
THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA, MÉXICO: WILD ISLANDS, RICH DESERT
We’re excited to announce our second Touchstone Tour— heading to a hotspot of marine and desert diversity— the islands and Sonoran Desert coastline of the Sea of Cortez. NHI Executive Director Tom Fleischner will lead a small group exploration of this remarkable region May 14-20, 2018. Details available here. There’s only ONE spot left, so don’t miss out…sign up today!
THE NATURAL HISTORIES PROJECT
We are pleased to feature THE NATURAL HISTORIES PROJECT on our updated website. The Project is a series of audio excerpts from more than 120 conversations between eminent naturalists. These interviews took place during a National Science Foundation-funded project, “The Natural History Initiative: From Decline to Rebirth,” in 2011. The interviews and photography were the work of Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele, of bdsjs.com. (The collaborative NSF grant was to Prescott College and the University of Washington; NHI Executive Director Tom Fleischner was one of the Principal Investigators, along with Josh Tewksbury and Kirsten Rowell)
An article –– “A Preliminary Description of the Mogollon Highlands Ecoregion”— by NHI Research Affiliates David Hanna and Lisa Floyd-Hanna and Executive Director Tom Fleischner appeared in the recent edition of The Plant Press, the journal of the Arizona Native Plant Society.
This paper, part of our Mogollon Highlands initiative, delineates boundaries of this remarkably diverse region, and makes a case for its great ecological importance.
Join us in Prescott, AZ – March 23 & 24, 2018
A collaborative, time-based, female, inter-generational dance theater ensemble with a 24-year history of working together. Intimacy with Disappearance is a meditation on aging, gender, our relationships to each other and to the natural environment. Presented as a durational performance installation integrating dance, live music, film and photography, the audience is invited to come and go throughout the evening.
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