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The Nature of Three Deserts – Sonoran, Arabian, and the Desert Within

The Natural History Institute is excited to host a talk by author Gary Paul Nabhan, entitled “The Nature of Three Deserts – Sonoran and Arabian and the Desert Within.” Nabhan’s essay in his latest anthology, The Nature of Desert Nature, challenges traditional notions of the desert and reveals the complexity of what a desert is and can be. He writes passionately about visiting and living in deserts, creating a new frame through which he turns age-old notions of the desert on their heads. Attending to history, culture, science, and spirit, The Nature of Desert Nature celebrates the bounty and the significance of desert places.

This event is free but space is limited to 30 vaccinated participants. Registration is required to attend: 


The talk will be live-streamed to our YouTube channel for those not able to attend in person.


Natural History Institute

126 N. Marina St.
Prescott, Arizona 86301

Website: The Natural History Institute, integrating art, science and humanities in Prescott, AZ

About The Natural History Institute:

The Natural History Institute engages the next generation of naturalists to reunite science, humanities, and art in the practice of natural history. We nurture hope by combining traditional observational tools and practices with modern technology and global information sharing to help people develop attitudes and skills to meaningfully connect with the natural world, and to contribute understanding and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. We provide easily accessible public programs, research facilities to document the biodiversity of the Mogollon Highlands ecoregion, and facilitate a national conversation on a renaissance of natural history generating creative ideas and proactive strategies for engagement.

March 4 @ 19:00
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

Arizona, Prescott