Adult Workshops

Adult Workshops are specifically designed for participants ages 12 and up. They are led by experts in their field that donate their time and skills to make these events meaningful and memorable.

Workshops are typically held once a month covering a different focus each time. Most workshops require early registration and have an associated cost, with a discount for Willow Bend members. Past workshops have included Wildlife Tracking, Beekeeping, Essential Oils, Salve Making and more. Sign-up in advance by clicking on the registration button in event description. Payment is taken through our online form.


Food Fermentation for Health & Flavor, April 20th, 9AM-12PM

Do you like sauerkraut, kimchi, ginger beer, or chocolate? One thing they all have in common is that they are products of fermentation. Whether you are looking to preserve your garden harvest or learn new ways to make healthy and flavorful food, this workshop is perfect for learning about basic fermentation techniques and the scientific basis behind the process. Join Mike Dechter for a morning of learning, tasting homemade fermented foods, and getting some hands on experience making your very own creation to take home. This class will show you everything you need to know to confidently ferment your own food at home.

Cost: $30/participant or $25/Willow Bend members

Eagle Celebration: Fully Fledged Community Presentation, May 11th, 12PM

Learn about the incredible Bald Eagle from an Arizona Game and Fish biologist and view live eagles from Liberty Wildlife, up close and in-person! Presentation is open to all ages, though this session is not specifically designed for young children.


Eaglets, Family Presentation, May 11th, 10am

The Eaglets program is a family-focused interactive program especially designed for families with young children (ages 4-12 years old). Learn about raptors and meet live eagles up-close and in person at the end of the presentation.

Native Herb Festival, June 15, 9AM-3PM

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, in collaboration with the Forager's Path School of Botanical Studies, is hosting a Native Herb Festival that you don’t want to miss! This all day event will be full of expert-led workshops, including hands-on opportunities and informative plant walks.

Photos of Past Adult Workshops