Event Series 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

Teaching Care For The World: A Natural History of Environmental Education

Online Webinar

At the Natural History Institute, we know that one of the best ways to get people to care about nature is to teach them about nature. In this webinar, learn about the importance of environmental education, and how starting kids out with a love for the world might be our best insurance policy for protecting […]

Free

Collecting Cacti and Other Stubborn Plants for Scientific Documentation

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Spikes and spines and herbarium sheets! In this indoor, hands-on workshop, botanist and plant collection guru Dr. Marc Baker will demonstrate proper techniques for collecting and processing cacti and agaves. He will discuss collecting methodology, from documenting field data to accessioning herbarium specimens. Stick around after the workshop for a tour of NHI’s herbarium, featuring […]

$15

Morning Ramble – Guided Nature Hikes

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Morning Ramble Have you ever been on a hike and wondered about the story of the place and how it came to be? Join us on a Morning Ramble to explore all of your nature curiosities and discover your surroundings. Local naturalists will lead interpretive nature hikes on some of the most popular trails in […]

Free

Bills as Weapons: A Natural History of Hummingbirds

Online Webinar

Hummingbirds are known for their jewel-like feathers and their whirring flight as they feed on the nectar from flowers, drinking hundreds and hundreds of tiny sips of sugary nectar throughout the day. But since their lives depend on access to flowers, they are under intense pressure to defend floral resources, and don’t hesitate to resort to […]

Free
Event Series 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

Protect the Verde!

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

“The most vulnerable habitats of all, with the highest extinction rate per unit area, are rivers, streams and lakes....” ~E.O. Wilson in "A Biologist's Manifesto for Preserving the Earth" Northern Arizona's Verde River is a little-known and underappreciated river supporting some of the best-surviving riparian habitat in the southwest. The Verde River has tremendous value […]

Free

Between Wallace’s Lines: a Self-Made Victorian Naturalist and Philosopher

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the Natural History Institute for a Speaker Series talk by Yavapai College professor Dr. Jeb Bevers, who will share his research into the life and work of Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace spent a dozen years collecting and authoring his works on the natural history of the flora and fauna in the upper […]

Free

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

City of Prescott Trekabout Hiking Club

City of Prescott Recreation Services presents Trekabout Hiking Club Treks around the Prescott area are held year-round, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. during the summer and 8:00 a.m. during winter, and vary in length and difficulty. Hikes are led by staff and volunteers from the Prescott Recreation Services Department, Yavapai County Community […]

$20

Event Series 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

Arizona Gives Day

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Donate Here for Arizona Gives Day! Let's celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in Arizona by sharing in the power of collective giving.  Your support for Arizona Gives makes three important things possible this spring: Immersive opportunities for people to connect with and protect the Upper Verde River Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves is a reciprocal […]