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

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 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

Arizona Mushrooms: Edible and Otherwise

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

They emerge with the rains in a riot of colors, like a coral reef on the forest floor. Red, yellow, brown, spotted, slick, porous, gilled - mushrooms come in a […]

Free

Ice Age Arizona

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

What was Arizona like during the Ice Age? The glacial environment was cool and moist, and nothing like the hot, dry desert climate experienced in parts of the state today. […]

Free

Lichens: What They Are and Where They Grow

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Stop me if you've heard this one: Alice Algae and Freddy Fungi took a LICHEN to each other. Lichens are unique organisms. Traditional definitions describe them as a close relationship […]

Free

Belonging: The Natural History of People in the Southwest

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Belonging: The Natural History of People in the Southwest Fall 2023 - Winter 2024 The Natural History Institute presents a series of lectures, workshops, and a film screening exploring the […]

THREE ARIZONAS

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

THREE ARIZONAS Speaker Series talk with David Gilligan Cactus Country, Creeks Country, Canyon Country: what we call Arizona today is comprised of three distinct geographic regions that differ remarkably physically, […]

Free

MOGOLLON HIGHLANDS FIELD DAY

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

MOGOLLON HIGHLANDS FIELD DAY Grab your binoculars and your botany book and head into the field for a day of natural history exploration of the Mogollon Highlands with naturalist David […]

$25

Annual Wildflower Celebration

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

2023 Wildflower Celebration Saturday, August 26th, 2023 8:00am - 11:00am FREE and Open to the Public   Wildflowers rejoice in monsoon moisture; let's rejoice in their colorful blooms!   Join […]

Free

Discovery and Identification of Local Grasses

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

After monsoon season, did you ever notice the vast diversity of distinctive grasses on your walks and wonder what they were? Join NHI and local grasses expert Debbie DeWolf Allen, […]

$25

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 […]

$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 […]

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, […]

Free

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free

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