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.

News and Events

NEW NEW NEW! Downtown Geology Tours! Sign Up Today!

Through generous funding from Mountain Sports Flagstaff and 1% for the Planet, Willow Bend will be offering guided Downtown Geology Tours during the summer! Tours will meet at 11:30am outside Mountain Sports Flagstaff 24 N. San Francisco, every first Tuesday and third Saturday of the month. Dates include, June 7th and 18th, July 5th and 16th, August 2nd and 20th. Tour is FREE and will be limited to 20 participants. For more information visit our news and events blog.

Pick up a free ticket at Mountain Sports Flagstaff or sign up here (online sign up will be available by the end of the week).

NEW NEW NEW! Picture Canyon Tours!

Willow Bend, in partnership with the Open Space Program within the City of Flagstaff’s Sustainability Section, is pleased to announce that between June-September we will be leading FREE guided tours to Picture Canyon. Tours will meet on the second Saturday of the month (June-September) at 9am at the Picture Canyon Trailhead. For more information visit our news and events blog or the Open Space FB page.

Adult Education Mosaic Workshop, May 28–29th, 9–4 pm

Join artist Karen Knorowski for an adult education workshop covering the basics of mosaics. Workshop includes hands on activities, supplies, and one-on-one instructions. Limited spots. Sign-up required. More info HERE.

Science Saturday: Forests, June 4th, 9 am – 1 pm

Join us for our FREE monthly Science Saturday event (every first Saturday of the month). This month’s theme: Forests. Tree coring, dendrochronology, tree cookie art, and more!



Join us for our Annual Celebration and Benefit. Delicious food, wine, music, silent auctino and wonderful people all for a GREAT cause! More info HERE.