The Natural History Institute
Integrating art, science and the humanities
"Natural History is a practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world, guided by honesty and accuracy."
Resources offered to students and community patrons of the Natural History Institute include:
• Exhibits on art, science, and culture, including the Josephine Michell Arader Collection of historically significant natural history art
• Guest lectures
• Research support
• Multi-disciplined classes in natural history education
• Outdoor programming
• Archives of field notes and slides from the binational Southwest
• Digital and physical collections of biota of the Arizona Central Highlands and adjacent ecoregions
Other academic institutions continue to scale down their field studies, despite the urgent need to better understand our world and to know its inhabitants.
We invite you to become a part of the resurgence of natural history. Your donation will help us expand the programming, and resources we offer.