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Monarch Tagging at the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Monarch Tagging at the 50th Anniversary Celebration

During the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Prescott College, we led a Monarch tagging workshop for Southwest Monarch Study. One participant and PC alumn, Michael Belef wrote about his experience: Lisa Zander (2012), Program Coordinator and Collections Manager of the...

Take Another Look at Roadside Weeds

A Natural History Institute staff member took the helm for 5enses' Plant of the Month column. NHI Program Coordinator Lisa Zander's musings about Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris) began one day on a jog... Read the full article...

Natural History Book Club Plants A Seed

Natural History Book Club Plants A Seed

Why read about natural history? "We should know what’s going on in the world around us. We need more viewpoints than the typical, one-sided news stories we see. People aren’t close enough to nature anymore. We, as human beings, have lost touch with how we fit into...

Prescott College’s Natural History Institute Awarded $40K Grant

Recently the National Science Foundation awarded Prescott College a $40,000 grant to look into the rapid national decline in opportunities for students to have field experiences while training for work as biological researchers. The College's Natural History Institute...

NHI Inherits Herbium Collection

Those who remember turning the pages of print books, might also remember seeing leaves pressed into a few of them at one time or another. The Natural History Institute at Prescott College has taken the pastime a few steps further by making their new herbarium...

Natural Histories: The Art and Science of Science and Art

At first blush, the 250 prints in the Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection are a dizzying floral and faunal cacophony. In one image, a pair of Great Auks enjoy a dynamic scene with severe cliffs and choppy seas. In another, gruesome eels swim in...

The Oldest Tradition

A dozen students lean into the steep hillside above the snout of an enormous valley glacier. For the moment, though, they pay no heed to the massive muscle of ice—their attention is focused on the enchanting structures within tubular corollas of the arctic-alpine...