Past Events

VIDEO PLAYLIST OF PAST EVENTS

Recorded videos of past events are accessible on the NHI Youtube Channel so that you can watch them at your convenience.

Past Events 2022

Native Grasses Walk with Debbie DeWolf Allen

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join NHI and local grasses expert Debbie DeWolf Allen, author of the book Common Grasses of the Central Arizona Highlands, for a morning walk to learn to identify our native […]

$25

Become a Citizen Artist – Field Workshop with Lee Ann Woolery

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

In a field experience follow-up to her talk at the Natural History Institute, Dr. Lee Ann Woolery will lead a small group in the exploration of local habitats using alternative […]

$65

Get to Know Your Slimy Neighbors: Desert Snails in Arizona

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Most folks wouldn’t know it, but Arizona has about 200 native species of mollusks! From tiny springsnails to quarter-sized talussnails, our diverse mollusk species are found from low deserts and […]

Free

Cheap, Easy, and Old School Techniques to Reestablish Plant Communities

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Ecological restoration – the process of assisting in the recovery of damaged habitats – is hard, and many researchers are trying to find technologies that enhance restoration outcomes. While these […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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 […]

$40

Science in Conversation

Online Webinar

Science in Conversation Join the Natural History Institute for a webinar series that asks scientists to uncover the natural history in their science. Program Director Jessie Rack engages scientists across […]

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 […]

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 Language of Nature: Online Writing Workshop

Online Workshop

Winter means a time to reflect, to follow the inward-turning curiosity, to match language to the constant change and cycling of the natural world. Join the Natural History Institute in […]

$125

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. […]

$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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

$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 […]

$20

Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves

Location Varies - Online and In-Person

Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves A reciprocal healing series from the Natural History Institute There is a growing awareness of the positive mental, physical, and physiological benefits that humans can […]

Native Plant Society Field Outing – Ryal Canyon Trail

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI is partnering with the Prescott Native Plant Society! Join the Prescott Native Plant Society in exploring Ryal Canyon in the Verde Valley. Ancient lake deposits formed Ryal Canyon called […]

Free

The Gulf of California, México: Wild Islands, Rich Desert

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

We’re excited to head to a hotspot of marine and desert biodiversity. The Gulf of California, México: Wild Islands, Rich Desert will include boat trips to witness seabirds, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, […]

$2,159

Birding Hotspots in Yavapai County

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

How many different kinds of birds have you seen locally? In this Speaker Series talk, Eric Moore - local bird expert and owner of the Lookout (formerly Jay's Bird Barn) […]

Free

Birding Walk in a Local Arizona Hotspot

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

In this Saturday field experience with Eric Moore, participants will meet NHI and Eric in the field for a three-hour walk and birding adventure. We will bird along Prescott's Peavine […]

$25

Healing the Earth: A volunteer workday to control erosion and plant seeds

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Healing the Earth: A volunteer workday to control erosion and plant seeds In this Saturday morning workday, the Natural History Institute partners with the Friends of the Verde River and Prescott National Forest to […]

Free

Natural History, Reciprocal Healing, and a Sense of Kinship

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Natural History, Reciprocal Healing, and a Sense of Kinship Natural history — a practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than- human world, guided by honesty and accuracy […]

Free

Born to Run: Pronghorn in North Central Arizona

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Prairie ghost. Speed goat. Antelope. Most accurately called Pronghorn, they are the fastest land animals in North America, capable of speeds over 55mph. This icon of the American West is […]

Free

Healing Ourselves – Homecoming: A journey of reconnection

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Healing Ourselves - Homecoming: A journey of reconnection We live in challenging times. Looking around us, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the environmental and social crises currently threatening […]

$75

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