Natural History is...

a practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world, guided by honesty and accuracy.

Natural History is...

a practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world, guided by honesty and accuracy.

Upcoming Events

We are proud to offer online and in-person public programs that are open to everyone, often free, and always fun.

Art Gallery

Green Guardians: Artists Standing Strong for the Verde Rivers is open from April 26 through July 12, 2024, at the Natural History Institute Gallery. Exhibit Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

NHI YouTube Channel

Our Youtube channel is home to our natural history vlog series “Notes from the Field,” as well as an archive of past Speaker Series talks.

Newsletters

5/3/24 – May 2024 Newsletter

Step up to “Kuyi (Water) Essence of Life” by Hopi artist Filmer Kewanyama in our current gallery exhibition Green Guardians, and prepare to be struck by the profound truth that water connects us all…

 
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4/5/24 – April 2024 Newsletter

Conversations buzzed, smiles wrinkled faces, and laughter echoed through the hall at the Natural History Institute. Speaker Series presenter Dr. Alberto Burquez….

 
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Wild & Scenic Upper Verde River

The Natural History Institute proudly supports the designation of the Upper Verde, Sycamore Creek, and lower Granite Creek as Arizona’s next National Wild & Scenic Rivers. This designation will provide resources for management and restoration, protect clean water supplies, and maintain the river’s ecosystem as it is for future generations.

The Verde River is an extraordinary ribbon of life through the heart of Arizona. The Upper Verde – extending from east of Paulden to the town of Clarkdale – is one of the most clean, healthy, economically important, and culturally significant free-flowing rivers remaining in Arizona.

The Upper Verde River provides:
  • Important habitat for fish, wildlife, and birds
  • A wide range of recreation opportunities including hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming, birding, paddling, horseback riding, and a scenic railway
  • Stunning geology, scenery, historical sites, and cultural significance
  • Clean water for downstream users – farms and ranches, cities, and Indigenous communities

Notes From The Field

Check out our program featuring video postings taken in the field with NHI staff and friends.
 
These Notes From the Field videos are housed on our YouTube channel where you can also find NHI video postings such as interviews from the Reciprocal Healing Confluence, Speakers Series presentations, and Stories of Nature and Culture.

NOW IS THE TIME!

More than ever, we need your support to help us bridge
 the widening gulf between humans and the rest of nature. 

The Natural History Institute is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Natural History Institute

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MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Natural History Institute

126 N. MARINA ST., PRESCOTT, AZ 86301

 

OFFICE HOURS:

MONDAY – FRIDAY,

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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