Arizona Gives Day

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Natural History Institute is participating with many other important Arizona non-profits in Arizona Gives Day, which is April 5-6. Our goal for Arizona Gives is $5000. All contributions made to NHI from March 15 –April 5-6 will count 100% towards our goal. Please support us today as we introduce the benefits of exploring nature […]

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

4th Friday Art Walk

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

4th Friday Art Walk on March 25th: 5-7:30PM PARCHED explores the complexity of water in the face of climate change and increasing populations. The exhibition is curated by Julie Comnick and features nine Arizona-based artists who have created works, informed by scientific and cultural inquiry, that reflect diverse perspectives and provocative insight into our intricate […]

Free

Natural History and the Respectful Roots of Ecological Theory Webinar

Online Webinar

Nature and Culture Webinar Series Presents Natural History and the Respectful Roots of Ecological Theory a conversation with Mary Power. Join us for a lively conversation between Mary Power, a leading ecological researcher, and Tom Fleischner, the Institute’s founder, on the role of natural history in inspiring and grounding ecological field study and theoretical advances in the science […]

Free

#Findthatlizard: Ecology, Science Outreach, and Social Justice in STEM

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Please join the Natural History Institute in welcoming Dr. Earyn McGee, whose vast knowledge of herpetology is complemented by her passion for science outreach! Earyn’s PhD research focused on how climate change impacts lizards in the southwest United States, where many streams are drying due to drought driven by climate change and human water use. […]

Free

Saurian Memory with Delisa Myles

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

As part of the exhibition Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest, Delisa Myles will be performing Saurian Memory live at NHI on April 9th at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Delisa would like donations for the performance to go toward the Natural History Institute in support of their mission of bridging the widening gulf between […]

Donation

Science and Poetry of the Sierra Nevada

Online Webinar

In their new book, The Paradise Notebooks, Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale take us across the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain range on a journey illuminated by incandescent poetry and fascinating fact. From granite to aspen, to fire, to a rare, endemic species of butterfly, the essays in the book explore the natural history and mystical […]

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Bearing Witness- Artist Talk featuring Randy L. Waln

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Bearing witness, to the artist, is not a passive process. It is not simply a matter of being there. Bearing witness is a process of active engagement. For both the artist and the scientist, it often involves intense observation and a record of the experience. Join the Natural History Institute for a talk from our […]

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The Brothers Boutelou and the Grass they Barely Knew

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Brothers Boutelou and the Grass they Barely Knew: A Journey into Botany, History, Exploration, and Two Remarkable Men a talk by Debbie DeWolf Allen Botanical names can be challenging to pronounce and to spell, yet they hold a treasure trove of meaning. Latin plant names often describe a distinctive characteristic of the plant, but […]

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Diatremes and Anticlines, Cottonwoods and Songbirds: The Geology and Natural History of the San Juan River

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

This is a river trip of legendary proportions! Few people get to float this iconic stretch of river with guides like Lon Abbott and Tom Fleischner. Upwarps, anticlines, diatremes, big horn sheep, warbler songs, prince’s plumes and a vibrant river all waiting for their stories to be told by people who know the landscape as […]

$949

Drawing from the Center

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI Art Convergence Presents, Drawing from the Center, an artist field workshop with Bonny Stauffer. Do you ever go out into nature to draw and wonder where to begin? This outdoor workshop will teach simple drawing techniques and design principles to help students create dynamic studies that capture their personal experience of the natural world. […]

$40

The Natural History of the San Francisco Peaks, a Sky Island of the American Southwest

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI Speaker Series Presents: The Natural History of the San Francisco Peaks, a Sky Island of the American Southwest with Gwendolyn Waring. The San Francisco Peaks is an iconic mountain in northern Arizona, revered by numerous Native American tribes and nature-lovers worldwide. Its occurrence as a high point surrounded by lowlands renders it a sky island, […]

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