Bearing Witness with the Moon: Full Moon Stroll

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the Natural History Institute and featured artist Randy Waln for a nighttime nature experience under June’s full supermoon. Learn about night blooming flowers and their pollinators, listen for owls, and identify bats with Program Director Jessie Rack and ecologist Francisco Anaya. Hear how the moon has provided artistic inspiration for Randy, apparent throughout his […]

$30

Native bee field workshop: Getting to Know Our Native Bees

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Did you know there are over 1,000 native bee species in the state of Arizona? In a special field experience follow-up to her talk at the Natural History Institute, Dr. Olivia Messinger Carril will lead a small group on a riverside walk and talk, looking for bees, the plants they visit, and the places they nest. […]

$65

Native Grasses Walk with Debbie DeWolf Allen

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

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 our native grasses. After monsoon season, did you ever notice the vast diversity of distinctive grasses on your walks and wonder what they were? Join NHI and […]

$25

Become a Citizen Artist – Field Workshop with Lee Ann Woolery

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

In a field experience follow-up to her talk at the Natural History Institute, Dr. Lee Ann Woolery will lead a small group in the exploration of local habitats using alternative approaches to connect participants with nature at a deep level. Learn Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) protocols, the same alternative research methodologies used at Citizen Artist™ […]

$65

Plein Air Painting on a Mountain Prairie: Hart Prairie on the San Francisco Peaks Field Workshop with Dr. Gwendolyn Waring.

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

This day-long painting class for all levels will take place on Hart Prairie, at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. There are prairies and aspen stands, which should be turning golden by the time we get there. Led by Dr. Gwendolyn Waring, artist and author of The Natural History of the San Francisco Peaks, […]

$75

Geology and Fall Colors: Field Experience to Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join NHI in this seasonal collaboration with Arizona State Parks to learn and experience Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, just below the Mogollon Rim. The bridge itself is the largest natural travertine bridge in the world – and we expect some lovely fall colors in the canyon! Learn about geology, plants, and fall ecology with […]

$65

A Spring Walk in the Sonoran Desert with Liz Makings

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join Liz Makings, collections manager of the Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium, for a field workshop focused on the annual plants of the Sonoran Desert. Liz will explain the details of some important desert flowers with the help of a hand lens (strongly recommended) and guide participants in the basics of recognizable field characters […]

$75

Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves

Location Varies - Online and In-Person

Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves A reciprocal healing series from the Natural History Institute There is a growing awareness of the positive mental, physical, and physiological benefits that humans can reap from time spent in nature. Join the Natural History Institute in this new series where we ask: how can we heal ourselves in nature? […]

Native Plant Society Field Outing – Ryal Canyon Trail

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI is partnering with the Prescott Native Plant Society! Join the Prescott Native Plant Society in exploring Ryal Canyon in the Verde Valley. Ancient lake deposits formed Ryal Canyon called the Verde Formation— a mixture of limestone, gravels, silt, clay, and salts. In this canyon, we hope to find unique plants adapted to survive in […]

Free

Birding Walk in a Local Arizona Hotspot

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

In this Saturday field experience with Eric Moore, participants will meet NHI and Eric in the field for a three-hour walk and birding adventure. We will bird along Prescott's Peavine Trail, and will spend time in Watson Woods to look for spring migrants. With luck, we may see between 50-60 species! The bird walk will […]

$25

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 […]