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

Prehistoric Obsidian Acquisition and Exchange in West-Central Arizona

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the NHI and archaeologist Michael Kellett for a presentation of his original research on obsidian trade routes between prehistoric peoples of west-central Arizona. In this presentation, local archaeologist Michael Kellett, M.A., will present his research on prehistoric obsidian acquisition in the Northern and Southern Sinagua, Prescott, and Cohonina culture areas. Kellett will share the […]

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Verde Valley Botanical Area – Prescott Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society

Dead Horse Ranch State Park 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, Cottonwood, Arizona, United States

Verde Valley Botanical Area with Sue Smith and Jennie Tutone April, 13 2024 8am - 5-pm Join the Prescott Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society to explore the rare flora of the Verde Valley Botanical Area! The Verde Valley Botanical Area was established to help protect the Arizona Cliffrose (Purshia x subintegra), a federally listed endangered […]

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Pinyon Jay Monitoring Workshop

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join Audubon Southwest in a workshop about Pinyon Jays to assist in a volunteer-based monitoring project. The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) is an iconic bird of the intermountain west and was once common throughout the Pinyon-Juniper woodlands of northern Arizona and New Mexico, southern Utah, and portions of Nevada and Colorado. This colonial species' diet is comprised […]

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Mindful Meandering: Tuning into Nature Through Seeing

Watson Woods Riparian Preserve 1626 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, Arizona

Mindful Meandering: Tuning into Nature Through Seeing A mindfulness walk with Grace Burford focused on our visual sense April 27th, 202410am- NoonWatson Woods Riparian Preserve We can get a lot of different benefits from taking a walk in a natural outdoor setting. We might love catching up on our friends’ lives, or happily learn to […]

$20

Rituals of Being

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Rituals of Being April 27th, 2024 7:30pm $20 General Admission $15 Students Co-directed by Bre Rogers and Delisa Myles Dancers: Ashley Fine, Helen Goodrum, Thomas Radtke, Jennie Wolfe, Bonne Miller, Natasha Haugen, Nat Bergeff and Maitri Henderson Join us at the Natural History Institute for an exclusive performance by Dance Skills for Humankind, an ongoing […]

$15 – $20

The Art of Exploration

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Art of Exploration: How field sketching and journaling bridge science, conservation, and well-being Naturalist, artist, and explorer Roseann Hanson will share the history of human exploration and curiosity expressed in field sketching and journaling, from the stone age to today, and why it’s still an essential activity. In this age of digital dominance in […]

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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

Protecting One Of Arizona’s Last, Best, And Wildest Rivers: The Upper Verde River

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Protecting One Of Arizona's Last, Best, And Wildest Rivers: The Upper Verde River Tucked away in northern Arizona, the upper section of the Verde River, along with its critical tributaries Granite and Sycamore creeks, are some of the most ecologically healthy and economically important free-flowing rivers remaining in Arizona. Due to its remarkable ecological and […]

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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

Diatremes and Anticlines, Dwellings and Petroglyphs: The Geology and Human History of the San Juan River

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

This multi-day river adventure explores the rich geology and human history of the San Juan River with interpretation from geologist Dr. Flemming Mengel and humanities scholar Dr. Reuben Ellis. This is a river trip of legendary proportions! Join us on an exclusive multi-day river adventure that explores the rich human history and geology of the […]

$985

Indigenous Skies: Exploring Prehistoric and Contemporary Indigenous Astronomy

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join paleontologist and scientific illustrator Joshua Ballze for this lecture about prehistoric and contemporary Indigenous astronomy. Join Joshua Ballze, paleontologist and scientific illustrator, as he guides you through a presentation on Astronomy and the art of mapping the skies, examining prehistoric and contemporary Indigenous Astronomy. Gain insight into the significant contributions of Indigenous People to […]

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