Picture Canyon Community Tour: Family Picnic
Jun
10
4:00 pm16:00

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Family Picnic

  • Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve

Soak up the sun! Get outside and explore natural and cultural history at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Each tour will feature a different theme. This tour's theme is Family Picnic with expert, Moran Henn, from Willow Bend Environmental Education Center. Fun for the whole family!

Hosted by Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.

All Community Tours are FREE and open to the public. Keep a look out for more upcoming Community Tours from May to October 2017. 

Please bring appropriate footwear, water, and sun protection!

"AWWE-some Summer Series": Rogers Lake County Area
Jun
17
5:00 pm17:00

"AWWE-some Summer Series": Rogers Lake County Area

Come out and join local wildlife experts at Rogers Lake for the June "AWWE-some Summer Series" watchable wildlife event.  


This event is FREE and open to the public (all ages). 

Meet at the Rogers Lake AWWE site at 5pm for a guided watchable wildlife experience. 

The 2017 "AWWE-some Summer Series" will occur every third Saturday of the month from May until August 2017. 

"AWWE-some Summer Series": Marshall Lake
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

"AWWE-some Summer Series": Marshall Lake

Come out and join local wildlife experts at Rogers Lake for the July "AWWE-some Summer Series" watchable wildlife event.  
This event is FREE and open to the public (all ages). 

Meet at the Marshall Lake AWWE site at 5pm for a guided watchable wildlife experience. 

The 2017 "AWWE-some Summer Series" will occur every third Saturday of the month from May until August 2017. 

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Audubon Birding
Jul
30
8:00 am08:00

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Audubon Birding

  • Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve

Soak up the sun! Get outside and explore natural and cultural history at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Each tour will feature a different theme. This tour will focus on birding with local expert, Trevor Hinkley, from Northern Arizona Audubon Society!

Hosted by Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.

All Community Tours are FREE and open to the public. 
Keep a look out for more upcoming Community Tours from May to October 2017. 

Please bring appropriate footwear, water, and sun protection!

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Watchable Wildlife
Aug
26
4:00 pm16:00

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Watchable Wildlife

  • Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve

Soak up the sun! Get outside and explore natural and cultural history at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Each tour will feature a different theme. This tour will focus on wildlife viewing with experts, Tom Mackin and Rick Miller, from Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience!

Hosted by Willow Bend Environmental Education Center

All Community Tours are FREE and open to the public. Keep a look out for more upcoming Community Tours from May to October 2017. 

Please bring appropriate footwear, water, and sun protection!

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Community History
Oct
21
9:00 am09:00

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Community History

  • Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve

Soak up the sun! Get outside and explore natural and cultural history at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Each tour will feature a different theme. This tour will focus on Community History with local expert, Cassandra Roberts, from Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.

Hosted by Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.

All Community Tours are FREE and open to the public. Keep a look out for more upcoming Community Tours from May to October 2017. 

Please bring appropriate footwear, water, and sun protection!

 

Photo credit: Mike Russell


"AWWE-some Summer Series": Pumphouse County Natural Area
May
20
5:00 pm17:00

"AWWE-some Summer Series": Pumphouse County Natural Area

Come out and join local wildlife experts at the first event for the Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience Summer Series of 2017! 


This event is FREE and open to the public (all ages). 

Meet at 5pm at the Pumphouse County Natural Area AWWE site: 

Raymond County Park, 3305 Kachina Trail, Flagstaff, AZ 86005 (Kachina Village)

The "AWWE-some Summer Series" will occur every third Saturday of the month from May to August 2017. 

Climate Change Center GRAND OPENING
May
20
3:00 pm15:00

Climate Change Center GRAND OPENING

  • The Arboretum at Flagstaff

Please join The Arboretum at Flagstaff on May 20th, from 3:00 pm – 5:00pm for the Grand Opening of our Climate Change Center - an outdoor series of interactive kiosks featuring STEM education and NAU's Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA). This new exhibit features a Penstemon Phenology Garden that engages our visitors to participate in Citizen Science. Beverages and snacks will be available as well as learning and networking opportunities with other local climate change and environmentally focused organizations.

The event is FREE to the public.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kristin Haskins, Director of Research at The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Kristin.Haskins@thearb.org.

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Archeology
May
13
2:00 pm14:00

Picture Canyon Community Tour: Archeology

  • Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve

Soak up the sun! Get outside and explore natural and cultural history at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. Each tour will feature a different theme. This tour will focus on Archeology with Kaibab Forest archeologist, Neil Weintraub!

Hosted by Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.

All Community Tours are FREE and open to the public. Keep a look out for more upcoming Community Tours from May to October 2017.

Please bring appropriate footwear, water, and sun protection!

Photo credit: Mike Russell

International Migratory Bird Day at Kachina Wetlands
May
13
8:00 am08:00

International Migratory Bird Day at Kachina Wetlands

  • Kachina Wetlands Bird Sanctuary

Hosted by the Northern Arizona Audubon Society in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). This year's IMBD theme is The Importance of Stopover Areas. Kachina Wetlands is an excellent example of an important stopover site for numerous species of migrating birds. 

FREE and open to the public. 

EVENT VOLUNTEERS needed! 

This event needs volunteers of all experience levels. Whether you are an experienced birder or not, we have a job for you to help make this event a success! For more info or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Christina.vojta@nau.edu. 

Photo credit: Jackie Klieger

"AWWE-some Summer Series" Science Saturday: Rio de Flag
May
6
9:00 am09:00

"AWWE-some Summer Series" Science Saturday: Rio de Flag

  • Willow Bend Environmental Education Center

Hosted by Willow Bend Environmental Center.

FREE and OPEN to the public!

A Celebration of the Rio de Flag! This is also an opportunity for students that have been working with Willow Bend throughout the semester on "A Rio Runs Through It Project" (aka the Rio Project) to showcase what they have learned. 

There will be hands-on watershed and Rio activities! This will include Willow Bend's  3D terrain model, creating a watershed, water sampling, pond life under a microscope and more!

Photo credit: Tamara Hastie

 

4th Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration
Mar
6
5:30 pm17:30

4th Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

  • NAU J. Walkup Skydome

The 4th Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration
took place at the Northern Arizona University J. Walkup Skydome
on Monday, March 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
This event is a Celebration of all things STEM in Flagstaff!
All 28 Flagstaff K-12 Schools are invited, including robotics teamsand STEM Clubs.
There will be activities and demonstrations from Coconino Community CollegeNorthern Arizona University,
and over 60 STEM-related businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.

Adult Workshop: Wildlife Tracking
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Adult Workshop: Wildlife Tracking

  • Willow Bend Environmental Education Center

AWWE is kicking off the new year with our first event! The Arboretum of Flagstaff and the Willow Bend Environmental Education Center will host an Adult Workshop on Wildlife Trackning at Sinclair Wash. 

Open Space Spring 2017 Photo Contest
Feb
1
Apr 30

Open Space Spring 2017 Photo Contest

Do you like to spend time outdoors? Are you ready to get out and explore this Spring? 

#OptOutside and visit Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve, Observatory Mesa Natural Area, any of the Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience Sites, or hike, bike, run, walk along the Flagstaff Urban Trail System! Post a photo of your adventure to the Flagstaff Open Space Facebook page @FlagstaffOpenSpace with hashtag #FLGOpenSpace for a chance to win great prizes and have your photo publicized! 

Presented by City of Flagstaff Open Space Program. See Facebook event page for official contest rules & eligibility. Entries accepted: February 1 - April 30, 2017.