Recurring Event 4th Friday Art Walk

4th Friday Art Walk

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

4th Friday Art Walk Every 4th Friday of the month from 5:00PM to 7:30PM On the 4th Friday of every month, NHI and other local galleries remain open and invite you to get out for the evening and experience Prescott’s visual arts scene. PORTRAITS OF GAIA KEN GORCZYCA October 28th, 2022 – January 13, 2023 Ken Gorczyca is a nature-based artist, veterinarian and social activist. […]

Free

Recurring Event Nature Niños

Nature Niños

Nature Niños is a free community program for families with children ages 0-8 in the Greater Prescott Area.  Park Rangers and community partners (including NHI!) will lead child-centered play events at a different family friendly trail each month. At every Nature Niños event there will be take-home freebies, creative nature activities, storytime, a raffle, and […]

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Portraits of Gaia: A Veterinary Artist Perspective

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Ken Gorczyca is a nature-based artist, veterinarian, and social activist. In this lecture, he invites you into his world of capturing portraits of the Earth, or Gaia, whom he believes is a living being. He will share his technique of capturing the moment in his colorful plein air paintings – which he creates in the wilderness […]

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Images from the Source: A Shared Experience

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

In a field experience follow-up to his talk at the Natural History Institute, Ken Gorczyca and NHI Program Director Jessie Rack will lead a small group in an exploration of the natural world at Thumb Butte Recreation Area. This session will include a brief discussion on the ecology of the local area and a short hike […]

$40

Loving Nature and Fighting for It: A Natural History of Acid Rain

Online Webinar

Loving Nature and Fighting for It: A Natural History of Acid Rain an online conversation with Dr. Gene Likens Acid rain was the major environmental crisis of the 1970s and '80s. It was nearly impossible to escape hearing about it, particularly if you lived on the east coast of the US, where its effects were […]

Free

Recurring Event Nature Niños

Nature Niños

Nature Niños is a free community program for families with children ages 0-8 in the Greater Prescott Area.  Park Rangers and community partners (including NHI!) will lead child-centered play events at a different family friendly trail each month. At every Nature Niños event there will be take-home freebies, creative nature activities, storytime, a raffle, and […]

Free

The Biocultural Riches of the Gulf of California, Mexico

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Gulf of California is a place of incredible beauty and striking contrasts. It is where extreme biodiversity overlaps with rich cultural diversity, resulting in a place that is deeply important, both ecologically and to the people who have lived there for thousands of years. In this Speaker Series talk by Kino Bay Center Director […]

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Secrets of Sunflowers – More Than Meets the Eye A Natural History of Sunflowers

Online Webinar

Science in Conversation Webinar Series Presents Secrets of Sunflowers - More Than Meets the Eye: A Natural History of Sunflowers From meadows to gardens and spanning thousands of years of human history, the story of sunflowers has long intertwined with ours. Learn more about this iconic plant in a webinar conversation with sunflower expert Dr. Nora […]

Free

Recurring Event Nature Niños

Nature Niños

Nature Niños is a free community program for families with children ages 0-8 in the Greater Prescott Area.  Park Rangers and community partners (including NHI!) will lead child-centered play events at a different family friendly trail each month. At every Nature Niños event there will be take-home freebies, creative nature activities, storytime, a raffle, and […]

Free

Venom, Scales, and Sticky Toes: Adaptations of Amphibians & Reptiles in AZ

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Sure, you know about rattlesnakes, but do you know about hallucinogenic toads, all-female populations of lizards, absorbing tails, cannibalistic tadpoles, or salamanders that breed as juveniles? Amphibians and reptiles in the Southwest have an incredible array of adaptations that allow them to exploit many available habitats. Learn what's so special about reptiles and amphibians in […]

What Goes “EEP!” in the Peaks? A Natural History of Pikas

Online Webinar

Visitors to the alpine regions may have experienced sights or sounds of pikas - small, furry, potato-sized mammals that are related to rabbits. Join NHI for a webinar conversation with pika biologist Dr. Johanna Varner to learn all about this charismatic and adorable animal. The natural history of this creature is rich and complex. Why, […]

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After the Whirlwind: Yavapai-Apache Scouts and the Worlds They Made

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

During the 1870s, Yavapai and Dilzhe'e Apache peoples were violently forced out of their homes in the Verde Valley, Bradshaw Mountains, Mogollon Rim Country, and around the confluence of the Verde and Salt Rivers. They were imprisoned, sometimes for decades, on military reservations, and only allowed to return to their homelands when the threat of […]

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