Healing Ourselves – Homecoming: A journey of reconnection

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Healing Ourselves - Homecoming: A journey of reconnection We live in challenging times. Looking around us, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the environmental and social crises currently threatening our world. How do we live without shutting down, giving up? When we come together and tap into our shared care for the natural world […]

$75

Belonging: The Natural History of People in the Southwest

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Belonging: The Natural History of People in the Southwest Fall 2023 - Winter 2024 The Natural History Institute presents a series of lectures, workshops, and a film screening exploring the relationship between people and place. Cultivate an appreciation for belonging, and discover the cultural diversity of the Mogollon Highlands. Traveling the Artistic Road Thursday, July […]

MOGOLLON HIGHLANDS FIELD DAY

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

MOGOLLON HIGHLANDS FIELD DAY Grab your binoculars and your botany book and head into the field for a day of natural history exploration of the Mogollon Highlands with naturalist David Gilligan.  We will begin with an overview of vegetation maps to gain an appreciation for the significance of the region, then head out into the […]

$25

Discovery and Identification of Local Grasses

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

After monsoon season, did you ever notice the vast diversity of distinctive grasses on your walks and wonder what they were? Join NHI and local grasses expert Debbie DeWolf Allen, author of the book Common Grasses of the Central Arizona Highlands, for a morning walk to learn to identify some of the common grasses found in […]

$25

Red Rock State Park Field Experience

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Did you know Sedona was coastal property when the Earth's continents assembled into the supercontinent Pangaea? Take a trip back to 280 million years ago and explore the Red Rock State Park— a geologic story of ancestral mountain deposits, an ancient sea, and coastal dunes. Join NHI for a trip to Red Rock State Park to enjoy […]

$65

Mindful Meandering

Community Nature Center 1981 Williamson Valley Rd, Prescott, AZ, United States

We hear a lot about mindfulness these days. On this Mindful Meandering, participants will learn ways to nurture the useful life skill of mindful awareness, while taking a different kind of nature walk. Our focus will be on staying present for what is happening around us and in us when we are in a natural […]

Humanizing the Mesa: Understanding the Pre-Contact Prescott Culture through Literature and Personal Experience

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join NHI and writer and literature scholar Dr. Reuben Ellis for a day-long reading and journaling workshop exploring how pre-contact indigenous culture is represented in writing. The Prescott Culture is one of many indigenous groups that prospered in the American Southwest as the ancestors of today’s tribal peoples. They inhabited the Prescott Basin, the Upper […]

$10

Sonoran Desert Naturalist Field Camp

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Sonoran Desert Naturalist Field Camp At Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument March 3-6, 2024 Spring is beginning in the desert. Hummingbirds sparkle in their search for nectar and mates. Thrashers sing and gather sticks for nests. Brittlebrush blooms along the roadsides. Secret ephemeral flowers emerge from the ground. The sunsets linger later into the night. […]

$625

Roadside Cacti Tour

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Roadside Cacti Tour, a field excursion with Dr. Marc Baker Saturday, March 16th, 8am-5pm Join local botanist and cacti expert Dr. Marc Baker on a roadside cacti tour, identifying everything from cholla to barrel cactus. This field excursion will take us to neighboring desert communities near Congress, displaying the fascinating convergence of the Sonoran and […]

$75

Dusty Trails and Desert Tales: The Big Shipp Canyon Excursion

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Embark on a unique day-long journey through the remote and rugged beauty of Big Shipp Canyon, which cuts deep into a basalt lava flow. This off-trail escapade promises encounters with perennial water sources in the Sonoran Desert, ancient rock art, untouched vistas, and a fascinating geologic history. Highlights: - Guided off-trail hike through a sinuous […]

$75

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

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