High Places: Reevaluating Hilltop Architecture with Drone Imagery and 3-D Modeling

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

High Places: Reevaluating Hilltop Architecture with Drone Imagery and 3-D Modeling Join the Natural History Institute for a Speaker Series talk by archeologist Michael Kellett, who will share his original research on the Prescott culture area. His research involves drone imagery and 3-D modeling from over 60 hilltop sites, spatial analysis using GIS, and a […]

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Red Rock State Park Field Experience

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Did you know Sedona was coastal property when the Earth's continents assembled into the supercontinent Pangaea? Take a trip back to 280 million years ago and explore the Red Rock State Park— a geologic story of ancestral mountain deposits, an ancient sea, and coastal dunes. Join NHI for a trip to Red Rock State Park to enjoy […]

$65

Mindful Meandering

Community Nature Center 1981 Williamson Valley Rd, Prescott, AZ, United States

We hear a lot about mindfulness these days. On this Mindful Meandering, participants will learn ways to nurture the useful life skill of mindful awareness, while taking a different kind of nature walk. Our focus will be on staying present for what is happening around us and in us when we are in a natural […]

Humanizing the Mesa: Understanding the Pre-Contact Prescott Culture through Literature and Personal Experience

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join NHI and writer and literature scholar Dr. Reuben Ellis for a day-long reading and journaling workshop exploring how pre-contact indigenous culture is represented in writing. The Prescott Culture is one of many indigenous groups that prospered in the American Southwest as the ancestors of today’s tribal peoples. They inhabited the Prescott Basin, the Upper […]

$10

We Are of This Place: An Indigenous Natural History of Central Arizona

Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus 601 W Black Hills Dr, Clarkdale, AZ, United States

In partnership with the Yavapai College, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Verde Valley (OLLISV), NHI presents... We Are of This Place: An Indigenous Natural History of Central Arizona In this presentation, Dr. Maurice Crandall connects central Arizona's natural history and resources to the violent displacement and removal of the Yavapai and Dilzhe'e Apache people, and their […]

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DRAWN TO NATURE

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Art Field workshop: DRAWN TO NATURE During this workshop, participants will head outdoors and do simple drawings and writings, recording their responses to the landscape. If time permits, we will construct a small book as a record of our experiences. This program was made possible by Arizona Humanities. Register here. Louise Grunewald teaches calligraphy and […]

Fall Colors Hike

Aspen Creek Trailhead

The Prescott area is known for its evergreen landscape of shrub and woodland biotic communities. But along creeks and drainages, there are ribbons of gold in autumn. Join the Prescott Chapter of the Native Plant Society on a hike along Aspen Creek to enjoy the fall colors. We will discuss different adaptive strategies of trees […]

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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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. Watching video recording Dr. Harry Greene, an internationally recognized authority on snakes, taught ecology, vertebrate natural history, and evolutionary biology first at UC Berkeley, […]

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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. Watch video recording 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 […]