Things To Do

Watershed and Terrain Model : Come see our NEW model on display.

Hiking and Birding: Take a hike and see an AZ Watchable Wildlife Site!


Willow Bend Environmental Education Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the Coconino Natural Resource Conservation District.

Thanks to our sponsors

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center's mission is to provide education outreach services that build environmental awareness and an ethic of responsible stewardship of our natural and cultural resources.

Upcoming Flagstaff Festival of Science Events

  • Science in the Park: Willow Bend and dozens of others offer hands-on science activities at Wheeler Park. Saturday, Sept. 20, 10am-2pm.
  • Millions of Baby Ponderosa Pines: Join NAU Professor TomĀ 
    Kolb, Ph.D., at Willow Bend for a short interpretive hike about last year's regeneation event. Sunday, Sept. 21, 9-11am.
  • Bring Your Weeds to Willow Bend: Invasive weeds are prevelant this year. Come have yours identified. Sunday, Sept. 21, 10am-2pm.
  • Family Science Activities and Guided Nature Hike along the Rio de Flag canyon below Willow Bend; most suitable for families with children ages 5-12. Mon., Sept. 22, 4-6pm.
  • Green First FridayTake a Tour of Flagstaff's Recycling Center: Join Willow Bend for this behind-the-scene tour on Friday, Sept. 26, 3-4pm. Please make reservations at 928-779-1745.
  • Green First Friday Sustainable Building Tour: Start this self-guided tour at Willow Bend and then pick up your map and guide to see all the homes and businesses on the tour. Sat. Sept. 27, 10am-2pm.
  • See all the Flagstaff Festival of Science Events!