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

The Language of Nature: Online Writing Workshop

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Wednesdays, February 9th – March 9th  5:30 – 7:30pm (MST/Arizona) via Zoom 7:30 – 9:30pm (EST)   Join Program Director Jessie Rack in a series of five weekly online, small group sessions […]

$125

Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest Documentary Screening

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the Natural History Institute for an in-person screening of the Parched documentary with comments by curator Julie Comnick and the producer Jane Marks. The Parched documentary tells the story of the creation of […]

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

#Findthatlizard: Ecology, Science Outreach, and Social Justice in STEM

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Please join the Natural History Institute in welcoming Dr. Earyn McGee, whose vast knowledge of herpetology is complemented by her passion for science outreach! Earyn’s PhD research focused on how […]

Free

Science and Poetry of the Sierra Nevada

Online Webinar

In their new book, The Paradise Notebooks, Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale take us across the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain range on a journey illuminated by incandescent poetry and fascinating […]

Free

Bearing Witness- Artist Talk featuring Randy L. Waln

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Bearing witness, to the artist, is not a passive process. It is not simply a matter of being there. Bearing witness is a process of active engagement. For both the […]

Free

The Brothers Boutelou and the Grass they Barely Knew

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Brothers Boutelou and the Grass they Barely Knew: A Journey into Botany, History, Exploration, and Two Remarkable Men a talk by Debbie DeWolf Allen Botanical names can be challenging […]

Free

Drawing from the Center

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI Art Convergence Presents, Drawing from the Center, an artist field workshop with Bonny Stauffer. Do you ever go out into nature to draw and wonder where to begin? This […]

$40

Painting on the Spot- Plein Air for Beginners

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

NHI Art Convergence Presents: Painting on the Spot- Plein Air for Beginners an artist field workshop with Cathy Krieger. Plein air painting embraces the experience of painting out in the landscape, […]

$40

The Art of the Fold: Origami Book Arts Workshop

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

The Art of the Fold: Origami Book Arts Workshop Workshop Instructor: Daniel Mayer Description: Fold, cut, sew and print in this introductory origami book arts workshop! Participants will learn how to fold and […]

$40

Bearing Witness with the Moon: Full Moon Stroll

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the Natural History Institute and featured artist Randy Waln for a nighttime nature experience under June’s full supermoon. Learn about night blooming flowers and their pollinators, listen for owls, […]

$30

You Are Here: Mixed-media Map Collage

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

You Are Here: Mixed-media Map Collage Workshop Instructor: Shelly White Description: Explore the art of collage using maps, found papers, fabric, and stitching. In this workshop, students will choose between several design options […]

$40

A Zig-Zaggy Pathway Through Art

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the Natural History Institute for a special presentation by artist Carolyn Schmitz, who will share the inspiration behind her most well-known artwork— portraits of animals wearing hats made from […]

Free

It’s Complicated: Native Bees and Their Flowers

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

It's complicated: The long-standing partnership of native bees and their flowers. There are over 1,000 native bee species in the state of Arizona. Ranging from the size of an eyelash […]

Free

Native bee field workshop: Getting to Know Our Native Bees

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Did you know there are over 1,000 native bee species in the state of Arizona? In a special field experience follow-up to her talk at the Natural History Institute, Dr. Olivia […]

$65

The Earth as Sacred Garden: Art, Nature and Spirit

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Adele Seronde, as a painter and gardener, viewed the whole Earth as a "Sacred Garden.” Join the Natural History Institute for a special artist talk on the late Adele Seronde’s […]

Free

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 […]

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