Rooted: The Natural History of People in the Southwest

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Rooted: The Natural History of People in the Southwest is the second installment of our humanities speakers series exploring the relationship between people and place in Arizona and the broader Southwest. Explore how humans have shaped and been shaped by the landscape of our region over time in this series of talks from archaeologists, Indigenous […]

Free

Green Guardians: Artists Standing Strong for the Verde River

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI Art Gallery Presents Green GuardiansArtists Standing Strong for the Verde River April 26, 2024 - July 12, 2024 Embark on a journey with the Natural History Institute to protect the Upper Verde River. The Green Guardians exhibition showcases a diverse array of artworks, each a visual manifesto in support of the federal designation of the […]

Mindful Meanderings: Deepening Our Awareness of Nature

Mindful Meanderings: Deepening Our Awareness of Nature is a series of mindful sense-experience walks with Grace Burford in collaboration with the Natural History Institute and the Highlands Center for Natural History. We can get a lot of different benefits from taking a walk in a natural outdoor setting. We might love catching up on our […]

$20

Mindful Meandering: Tuning into Nature Through Seeing

Watson Woods Riparian Preserve 1626 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, Arizona

Mindful Meandering: Tuning into Nature Through Seeing A mindfulness walk with Grace Burford focused on our visual sense April 27th, 202410am- NoonWatson Woods Riparian Preserve We can get a lot of different benefits from taking a walk in a natural outdoor setting. We might love catching up on our friends’ lives, or happily learn to […]

$20

Rituals of Being

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Rituals of Being April 27th, 2024 7:30pm $20 General Admission $15 Students Co-directed by Bre Rogers and Delisa Myles Dancers: Ashley Fine, Helen Goodrum, Thomas Radtke, Jennie Wolfe, Bonne Miller, Natasha Haugen, Nat Bergeff and Maitri Henderson Join us at the Natural History Institute for an exclusive performance by Dance Skills for Humankind, an ongoing […]

$15 – $20

The Art of Exploration

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Art of Exploration: How field sketching and journaling bridge science, conservation, and well-being Naturalist, artist, and explorer Roseann Hanson will share the history of human exploration and curiosity expressed in field sketching and journaling, from the stone age to today, and why it’s still an essential activity. In this age of digital dominance in […]

Free

Wild Colors of the Verde River

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Wild Colors of the Verde River: Learn to create paint and ink from wild pigments and plants 8am - 5pm at Rio Verde Ranch You will learn how to find the right soil and plants, how to easily process them into paints and/or ink, safety tips, and more. Arizona’s Central Highlands are famous for their red […]

$75

Protecting One Of Arizona’s Last, Best, And Wildest Rivers: The Upper Verde River

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Protecting One Of Arizona's Last, Best, And Wildest Rivers: The Upper Verde River Tucked away in northern Arizona, the upper section of the Verde River, along with its critical tributaries Granite and Sycamore creeks, are some of the most ecologically healthy and economically important free-flowing rivers remaining in Arizona. Due to its remarkable ecological and […]

Free

Lost Worlds of the Upper Verde

Upper Verde River

Join archaeologist Michael Kellett and NHI’s Bob Ellis and Jennie Tutone on a day-long adventure to explore a prehistoric site that overlooks the Upper Verde River. During this excursion, we will investigate a hilltop site in the Upper Verde River Wildlife Area, journeying through a lush ribbon of riparian habitat and climbing up the basalt […]

$75

Diatremes and Anticlines, Dwellings and Petroglyphs: The Geology and Human History of the San Juan River

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

This multi-day river adventure explores the rich geology and human history of the San Juan River with interpretation from geologist Dr. Flemming Mengel and humanities scholar Dr. Reuben Ellis. This is a river trip of legendary proportions! Join us on an exclusive multi-day river adventure that explores the rich human history and geology of the […]

$985