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May 2022

Science Saturday: Fires and Forests

May 7 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff , AZ 86001 United States
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Join Willow Bend  to learn about fire ecology in Flagstaff, as part of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Learn about plant and animal fire adaptations, fire management, and fire safety through displays and hands-on activities. Science Saturday is an event held on the first Saturday of every month from 9:30am-11:30am. Each month is focused on a different theme and each event offers fun and educational hands-on activities. Artists, scientists, and experts join us on occasion to provide extra special opportunities to…

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Downtown Geology Tour

May 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mountain Sports Flagstaff, 24 N San Francisco St
Flagstaff , AZ 86001 United States
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Through generous funding from Mountain Sports Flagstaff and 1% for the Planet, Willow Bend offers guided Downtown Geology Tours. The 45 minute- 1 hour walking tours are based on local Flagstaff author, Marie Jackson’s Stone Landmark’s book. An exclusive and unique opportunity for the community to explore downtown like never before. The tour will cover ancient history of stones used to build downtown’s iconic buildings, including Moenkopi Sandstone, Pumiceous Dacite, Kaibab Limestone, and Malapais Basalt. In addition tours will highlight…

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[Postponed] Adult Workshop: Gardening for Wildlife

May 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff , AZ 86001 United States
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Whether your outdoor space is an apartment balcony or a mini farm, learn how to create a garden that attracts native wildlife and helps to restore habitat in Arizona's urban, suburban and rural areas. Using resources such as the Certified Wildlife Habit program sanctioned by the National Wildlife Federation, discover how to provide food, water cover and a place for wildlife to raise their young in your own backyard. At the same time learn how to respond to problems with…

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Picture Canyon Community Tour

May 22 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Picture Canyon, Picture Canyon Trail
Flagstaff , AZ 86004 United States
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Join Willow Bend, in partnership with City of Flagstaff’s Open Space Program, for a FREE guided community tour of Picture Canyon. Tours typically last 2-3 hours and cover basic history, ecology, geology, and archeology of Picture Canyon. Meet at the Picture Canyon Trailhead (3920 N El Paso Flagstaff Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004). No RSVP required. More information at www.willowbendcenter.org/picture-canyon/

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June 2022

Science Saturday: The Five C’s of Arizona

June 4 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff , AZ 86001 United States
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What are the five C's of Arizona? Join Willow Bend to discover how cattle, citrus, copper, climate and cotton shaped Arizona's history, then and now. Hands-on and interactive activities for all ages.

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Downtown Geology Tour

June 5 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mountain Sports Flagstaff, 24 N San Francisco St
Flagstaff , AZ 86001 United States
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Through generous funding from Mountain Sports Flagstaff and 1% for the Planet, Willow Bend offers  guided Downtown Geology Tours. The 45 minute- 1 hour walking tours are based on local Flagstaff author, Marie Jackson’s Stone Landmark’s book. An exclusive and unique opportunity for the community to explore downtown like never before. The tour will cover ancient history of stones used to build downtown’s iconic buildings, including Moenkopi Sandstone, Pumiceous Dacite, Kaibab Limestone, and Malapais Basalt. In addition tours will highlight…

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Picture Canyon Family Tour

June 15 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Picture Canyon, Picture Canyon Trail
Flagstaff , AZ 86004 United States
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Join Willow Bend on Wednesday, June 15th from 4-5:30PM for a fun family focused community tour of Picture Canyon. Tour will include short presentations at designated stops, a one-and a half mile hike and fun hands-on activities and games for the whole family. Tour is free and open to the public thanks to support from the City of Flagstaff Open Space Program. No RSVP required, just show up! More information and directions: https://willowbendcenter.org/picture-canyon/

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Willow Bend Special Board Meeting

June 22 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff , AZ 86001 United States
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The Willow Bend Board meets regularly on the 2nd Monday of every month. This meeting is a special meeting to approve the FY23 Budget with proposed amendments. If you are interested in joining the board, or would like more information about agendas, reports, or upcoming programs contact (928) 779-1745 or e mail info@willowbendcenter.org

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Adult Workshop: Medicinal Plant Walk and DIY Elderberry Elixir

June 25 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, 703 E Sawmill Rd.
Flagstaff , AZ 86001 United States
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Join Mike Masek, director of The Forager’s Path School of Botanical Studies, for a tour of the Willow Bend gardens, emphasizing edible and medicinal possibilities of our native flora. After the walk, we will meet indoors to learn how to make an elderberry elixir. Each person will take home a sample of the elixir! Cost: $30/participant or $25/ Willow Bend members. Limited Spots. Sign-up required. Register at https://willowbendcenter.org/adult-education/

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Family Science: Dog Days of Summer

June 25 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Campbell Mesa Trailhead parking area

Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Campbell Mesa Trail Head Parking Lot (map) Come see Gunnison Prairie Dogs in their home colonies, learn about them from the wildlife experts from the US Forest Service and Habitat Harmony, and enjoy activities with Willow Bend Environmental Center staff! We will meet at Campbell Mesa Trailhead parking area. (From I-40 at the Country Club exit, follow Country Club Rd south/west to the driving range, and turn left onto Old Walnut Canyon Rd. When…

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