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.

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!

Ladybugs and Big Data, with Jordan Twombly Ellis

Ladybugs and Big Data, with Jordan Twombly Ellis

January 11, 2018, 7:00pm - January 11, 2018, 8:30pm

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

Join us to hear about a new approach in the world of natural history research – using big data analytics to unravel life history details of species, specifically, Harmonia axyridis, the Harlequin Ladybird.

Jordan Twombly Ellis is an Insect Biology Major at Cornell University and is on a team of undergraduate researchers publishing their study’s finding this spring.
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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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The Gulf of California, with Lorayne Meltzer

The Gulf of California, with Lorayne Meltzer

February 1, 2018, 7:00pm - February 1, 2018, 8:30pm

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

What happens when one of the world’s most productive and bio-diverse marine communities meets one of the world's most bio-diverse deserts? Magic! Join us as Lorayne Meltzer takes us for an engaging and informative tour of the natural history of the Gulf of California.

Lorayne is the Director of the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies and Prescott College Environmental Studies Faculty.
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Gulf of California, México: Wild Islands, Rich Desert

Gulf of California, México: Wild Islands, Rich Desert

May 14, 2018, 12:00am - May 14, 2018, 11:59pm

Sonora, México

Join NHI Executive Director, Tom Fleischner, as he leads an exploration of one of the most diverse deserts in North America – the Central Gulf Coast Subdivision of the Sonoran Desert!

3 interested

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