Things to do

Come see our Watershed and Terrain Model


See an AZ Watchable Wildlife Site.


Take a Tour of Flagstaff's Recycling Center.


Visit Our Sustainable Building



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 Events:

Frances Short Pond Art Exhibition

GREAT NEWS for anyone still interested in participating in the Frances Short Pond Art Exhibition! City's legal department authorized an extension for art submission!

If you haven't submitted your agreement yet but still want to participate in the art show:

To submit artwork:
1. Download, fill in the information, and sign the agreement

2. send it to or drop it off with your artwork.

3. Read the information here.

4. Drop off items next week 8am-5pm at City Hall (info in above document)

for more information check out our news blog.

Science Saturday: Holiday Gift Making.

Join Willow Bend and guest artists December 5th 9am-1pm for our special December Science Saturday event: Holiday Gift Making!
We will be creating fun holiday crafts out of natural and reusable materials, as well as displaying different recycled gift wrapping ideas. More information here.

Holiday Salve Making Workshop

Saturday, December 12th 9:30-12pm. The Forager's Path in partnership with Willow Bend's Adult Education program will be hosting a winter salve making event.
This is a hands-on wokshop. Cost is $25 and you will take home samples of both salves!
SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register online or call our Center (928) 779 1745 to secure your spot.