Upcoming Events

Natural History Calendar of Events

We are proud to offer natural history events that are open to everyone, often free, and always fun. Look through our calendar for upcoming programs, or sign up for our “local events” email list, and we’ll notify you as new events get added to our lineup.

Our Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

Our Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

October 25, 2017, 4:30pm - October 25, 2017, 8:30pm

Natural History Institute
126 N. Marina St.
Prescott, AZ  86301 Map

It's time for us to celebrate!!!
Please come join us for one, or the other, or better yet....both:
OPEN HOUSE & RECEPTION ~ 4:30-6:30PM
GUEST SPEAKER, DR. BEN WILDER ~ 7:00PM

13 interested  ·  9 going
Tom Fleischner and Edie Dillon | Nature, Love, Medicine Reading

Tom Fleischner and Edie Dillon | Nature, Love, Medicine Reading

October 27, 2017, 5:00pm - October 27, 2017, 7:00pm

Bright Side Bookshop
18 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ  86001 Map

Join editor Tom Fleischner and contributor Edie Dillon as they read from and discuss Nature Love Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness.

In this volume, a diverse array of authors—psychologists, poets, biologists, artists, and more—explore the notion that attentiveness to nature represents an essential pathway to sanity and health, for both individuals and societies. The book’s fundamental premise is that humans are—literally—born to pay attention to nature, and are physically, psychologically, and socially healthier when we do. Included among the contributors are Jane Hirshfield, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gary Paul Nabhan, Lauret Savoy, Alison Deming, Thich Nhat Hanh and many others.

Thomas Lowe Fleischner is a naturalist, conservation biologist, and Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, as well as Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, where he taught interdisciplinary environmental studies for almost three decades. He edited The Way of Natural History, and authored Singing Stone: A Natural History
of the Escalante Canyons and Desert Wetlands, as well as numerous professional articles.

Edie Dillon is a nationally exhibited sculptor, painter, and
environmental artist whose work seeks to honor the beauty
and mystery of the world. She has also worked as an educator,
environmental advocate, and national park ranger.
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Natural History Book Club: Suburban Safari

Natural History Book Club: Suburban Safari

November 17, 2017, 8:30am - November 17, 2017, 10:30am

Natural History Institute
126 N. Marina St.
Prescott, AZ  86301 Map

Hannah Holmes is the author of Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn. Holmes is a science commentator and writer for the Discovery Channel and several magazines. The book describes her observations of her lawn in Maine, and visits by various scientists to help explain what's going on day by day and season by season.... See MoreSee Less

1 interested
Natural History Book Club: Edward Abbeys The Monkey Wrench Gang

Natural History Book Club: Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang

December 15, 2017, 8:30am - December 15, 2017, 10:30am

Natural History Institute
126 N. Marina St.
Prescott, AZ  86301 Map

"Since the publication of the The Monkey Wrench Gang, Mr. Abbey has become an underground cult hero." -- The New York Times

"A sad, hilarious, exuberant, vulgar fairy tale...it'll make you want to go out and blow up a dam" -- The National Observer
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Ecuador: Bright Islands, Deep Forest

Ecuador: Bright Islands, Deep Forest

January 7, 2018, 12:00am - January 7, 2018, 11:59pm

Ecuador

Natural History exploration from the Galápagos to the Amazon; led by NHI Executive Director Tom Fleischner!

Natural History Book Club: Two in the Far North

Natural History Book Club: Two in the Far North

January 19, 2018, 8:30am - January 19, 2018, 10:30am

Natural History Institute
126 N. Marina St.
Prescott, AZ  86301 Map

This enduring story of life, adventure, and love in Alaska was written by a woman who embraced the remote Alaskan wilderness and became one of its strongest advocates. In this moving testimonial to the preservation of the Arctic wilderness, Mardy Murie writes from her heart about growing up in Fairbanks, becoming the first woman graduate of the University of Alaska, and marrying noted biologist Olaus J. Murie.

So begins her lifelong journey in Alaska and on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where along with her husband and others, they founded The Wilderness Society. Mardy's work as one of the earliest female voices for the wilderness movement earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ~ Google books
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