Art in the Service of Conservation

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Natural History Institute Gallery presents Art in the Service of Conservation Walt Anderson October 27th, 2023 - January 12th, 2023 Biophilia means love of life, an inherent affiliation with the natural world in which our species evolved. Modern humans have often moved away from our natural connections, but most of us still respond to […]

Wildcats of Arizona

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Arizona is home to four different species of wildcats including the third largest felid in the world. Wildcats of all species are capable of taking prey much larger than themselves and seemingly impossible feats of athleticism. Feared, loathed, and worshiped, wildcats have had a varied relationship with humans from the beginnings of time. From Jaguars […]

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A Naturalist’s Way of Seeing: Exploring the Granite Dells with Walt Anderson

Join local artist-naturalist and Granite Dells Preservation Foundation founder Walt Anderson for an easy morning hike on a new trail in Prescott's Granite Dells. Register Here A naturalist is an interpreter, merging science and art to bring others into closer connection with nature. Join Walt for a leisurely walk on a new trail into the […]

From the Desert to the Sea: Unveiling Arizona’s Oceanic Connection

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Arizona may be landlocked, but our state's geography and history are intimately tied to the oceans. In this talk with Dr. Ed Boyer, we will dive deep into the connections between the high desert city of Prescott and the oceanic world of the Gulf of California and beyond. Dr. Boyer, a seasoned researcher and field course instructor, […]

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Savoring and Saving the World: Facing the Future in This Present Moment

Location Varies - Online and In-Person

Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 A webinar series hosted by Dr. Tom Fleischner E.B. White famously said, “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” In our current time of devastating […]

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Tracking Kinship: Natural History and Wild Respect

Online Webinar

Join NHI for a virtual event with internationally-renowned herpetologist Dr. Harry Greene which will explore the role of natural history in finding our path forward through the age of climate crises. Register Here Dr. Harry Greene, an internationally recognized authority on snakes, taught ecology, vertebrate natural history, and evolutionary biology first at UC Berkeley, then […]

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The Intersection of Art and Conservation: Artist Talk with Walt Anderson

Join artist-naturalist Walt Anderson at the NHI to learn how he integrates his love for painting and his commitment to conservation. Register Here Evolution is the ultimate designer, and each organism reflects a winnowing creative process. Good design is beautiful, whether the product is as elegant as a gazelle or as comical (to our biased […]

Between Earth and Sky: Passionate Science, Creative Solutions

Online Webinar

Join NHI for a virtual conversation with rainforest ecologist and science public advocate Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, which will explore the role of natural history in navigating our age of compounding environmental crises. Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Utah, has a life-long love affair with trees, and has led extensive […]

Poetry, Attentiveness, and Imagination: In Service of Our Shared World

Online Webinar

Join the Natural History Institute for a virtual conversation with poet and Zen Buddhist practitioner Jane Hirshfield, ‘one of American poetry’s central spokespersons for the biosphere’. This webinar moderated by Dr. Tom Fleischner will explore the role of natural history in navigating the compounding environmental crises we face today. Jane Hirshfield is a poet, essayist, and […]

Natural History As a Wellspring of Activism

Online Webinar

Join the Natural History Institute for an online conversation with environmental and human rights activist Laurel Sutherlin, who currently serves as Senior Communications Strategist for the Rainforest Action Network. This webinar will explore the relationship between natural history and activism. Laurel Sutherlin, the Senior Communications Strategist for the Rainforest Action Network, has been an environmental, […]

Savoring and Saving the World: Community Dialogue

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the NHI community and founding director Tom Fleischner for a discussion of takeaways from the "Savoring and Saving" webinar series. Register Here   In this community dialogue lead by Dr. Tom Fleischner, we will dive deeper into the questions opened up by the recent series of webinars "Saving and Savoring the World: Facing the […]

$30

Gather – Film screening at the Elks Theatre

Elks Theatre 117 E Gurley St # 115, Prescott, United States

Join NHI for a special film screening of Gather at the Elks Theatre, with opening remarks by Indigenous food sovereignty advocate Twila Cassadore. Gather is an intimate portrait of a growing movement amongst Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems, while battling against the historical […]

$10