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

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

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 […]

Free

Natural History As a Wellspring of Activism

Online Webinar

Join the Natural History Institute for an online conversation with environmental and human rights activist Laurel Sutherlin, who currently serves as Senior Communications Strategist for the Rainforest Action Network. This […]

Savoring and Saving the World: Community Dialogue

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the NHI community and founding director Tom Fleischner for a discussion of takeaways from the "Savoring and Saving" webinar series. Register Here   In this community dialogue lead by […]

$30

Gather – Film screening at the Elks Theatre

Elks Theatre 117 E Gurley St # 115, Prescott, United States

Join NHI for a special film screening of Gather at the Elks Theatre, with opening remarks by Indigenous food sovereignty advocate Twila Cassadore. Gather is an intimate portrait of a […]

$10

Nature Photography, Art, and Activism

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Nature Photography, Art, and Activism February 22nd, 2024 Taylor McKinnon is an artist by accident and an activist by trade. In this artist talk, McKinnon will discuss nature photography as […]

Free

Cacti: Discovering Desert Landscapes and Their Plants

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

In this series of lectures and field excursions, the Natural History Institute invites you to explore desert environments and the strategies plants use to survive in them. Mark your calendars […]

Sonoran Desert Naturalist Field Camp

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Sonoran Desert Naturalist Field Camp At Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument March 3-6, 2024 Spring is beginning in the desert. Hummingbirds sparkle in their search for nectar and mates. Thrashers […]

$625

The Chollas: Examples of Evolutionary Strategies

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

What’s cylindrical, succulent, with spines all over? Chollas! In this upcoming Speaker Series presentation, botanist Dr. Marc Baker will be sharing some fascinating insights into the evolutionary strategies of cacti […]

Free

Roadside Cacti Tour

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Roadside Cacti Tour, a field excursion with Dr. Marc Baker Saturday, March 16th, 8am-5pm Join local botanist and cacti expert Dr. Marc Baker on a roadside cacti tour, identifying everything […]

$75

Floras of Sedona and the Verde Valley

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Register Here Join the Prescott Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society for a presentation by Max Licher on the survey of the floras of Sedona and the Verde Valley. […]

Free

Nature Photography for Everyone

Granite Dells

Nature Photography for Everyone Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 1:00pm - 5:00pm Granite Dells Let's go to nature, see what the day brings, and spend the day making pictures. Join artist […]

$35

On Growth and Form: Ecology and Evolution of Columnar Cacti

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the NHI and world-renowned researcher Dr. Alberto Burquez for this free presentation on giant columnar cacti, including Arizona's iconic saguaros. There are over 100 species of columnar cacti found […]

Free

Wild Rivers Film Tour

Elks Theatre 117 E Gurley St # 115, Prescott, United States

The Wild Rivers Film Tour returns for its 9th year in 2024 as a celebration of wild rivers and a call to action for protecting more of the rivers we all cherish. This grassroots-style film tour was born out of a […]

$12

Dusty Trails and Desert Tales: The Big Shipp Canyon Excursion

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Embark on a unique day-long journey through the remote and rugged beauty of Big Shipp Canyon, which cuts deep into a basalt lava flow. This off-trail escapade promises encounters with […]

$75

Rooted: The Natural History of People in the Southwest

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Rooted: The Natural History of People in the Southwest is the second installment of our humanities speakers series exploring the relationship between people and place in Arizona and the broader […]

Free

Prehistoric Obsidian Acquisition and Exchange in West-Central Arizona

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join the NHI and archaeologist Michael Kellett for a presentation of his original research on obsidian trade routes between prehistoric peoples of west-central Arizona. In this presentation, local archaeologist Michael […]

Free

Pinyon Jay Monitoring Workshop

Natural History Institute 126 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ

Join Audubon Southwest in a workshop about Pinyon Jays to assist in a volunteer-based monitoring project. The Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) is an iconic bird of the intermountain west and was once […]

Free

Mindful Meanderings: Deepening Our Awareness of Nature

Mindful Meanderings: Deepening Our Awareness of Nature is a series of mindful sense-experience walks with Grace Burford in collaboration with the Natural History Institute and the Highlands Center for Natural […]

$20

Mindful Meandering: Tuning into Nature Through Seeing

Watson Woods Riparian Preserve 1626 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, Arizona

Mindful Meandering: Tuning into Nature Through Seeing A mindfulness walk with Grace Burford focused on our visual sense April 27th, 202410am- NoonWatson Woods Riparian Preserve We can get a lot […]

$20

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