Drop in anytime to check out Willow Bend's new 3-D Watershed and Terrain Model for Flagstaff and surrounding regions!
Also on display is our new "A Drop of Water", exhibit. In northern Arizona we depend on groundwater supplies for the water that we use in our everyday lives (drinking, cooking, irrigation, bathing.) To help understand how precious our water is, find and follow the drop of water falling from the sky as rain, infiltrating into the ground through soil and rock, and then pumped out and supplied to the community. It is a long and unlikely journey for a drop of water falling from the sky to reach the aquifer. Thank you to W.L Gore and Associates, the Flagstaff Community Foundation and its Collaborators, and private donations that have supported this project.
Join us every First Saturday between 9am-1pm for family oriented activities at the Center. Each month will focus on a different theme. With the help of guest experts we will facilitate fun hands on activities, experiments, and provide information about the month's theme. Events are FREE and open to the public. No registration required. Join anytime.
Mark your calendar for upcoming events:
January 2nd. Month's Theme: Sustainable Building.
Ken Myers, CCC Faculty of Sustainable Building will be facilitating hands on activities including solar over cookie baking below Willow Bend's south facing window, using infra red cameras to learn about enrgy flow, making cell phone charges from every day materials, and more!
February 6th. Month's Theme: Grand Canyon Adventures.
Get set to howl like a dog, pretend you're a tree and fly like a California Condor with Matthew Henry Hall, a Flagstaff-based Children's Singer/Songwriter and Picture Book author. Matt will bring his guitar for the sing-alongs, tell stories, and read his two Grand Canyon-inspired picture books---/The Lucky Hat/ and /Phoebe and Chub/! Make your own nature journal or write your own Grand Canyon Adventure book!
March 5th. Month's Theme: Geology.
Join Willow Bend staff at Full Circle Trade and Thrift* for hands on geology activities and our unique Downtown geology tour. Can you guess what our historic buildings are made from? Come learn all that and more! *Please note, this month's activities will take place at Full Circle Trade and Thrift and not at the Willow Bend Center.
April 2nd. Month's Theme: Alternative Energy
Join energy experts from Prometheus and Wind for Schools for some fun hands on activities. We will be building wind turbines, looking at solar panels, making solar ovens and more! Plus, see if you can turn on the light by creating your own energy!
May 7th. Month's Theme: Rio De Flag.
The Rio de Flag Watershed is one of the things that make Flagstaff so special. It provides us with fresh water, a space for outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, and more. View our new Rio de Flag display, take a tour of Sinclair Wash, see what the Rio's water looks like under the microscope, make yor own Rio de Flag maps and more!
Information for upcoming events will be posted soon.