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Adult Education programs are led by experts in their field that donate their time and skills to make workshops and talks a meaningful and memorable experience.

Basic Wildlife Tracking POSTPONED!

Due to snow pack, the event has been moved from Saturday, January 9, to Saturday, January 30, 10 am – 12 pm.

Join Willow Bend and the Arboretum at Flagstaff at the Willow Bend Center for the first program in our annual Winter Adult Education Series: Basic Wildlife Tracking! Lynne Nemeth, Executive Director of the Arboretum at Flagstaff, will teach participants about basic animal tracking. The program will include a short hike around Sawmill Park, the Rio de Flags and the FUTS trail below Willow Bend. Participation in the workshop is $5/person (free to Willow Bend and Arboretum members).

RSVP is required; sign up online, e-mail, or call (928) 779-1745.

Register online

Exploring Essential Oils: Valentine’s Day Special, Aphrodisiacs and Beyond!

Sunday, February 7th, 10am–1pm, Cost $25 for early registration ($20 for Willow Bend Members or $30 after February 2nd)

Join Willow Bend and Essential Oil specialist Deana Tatro for an adult education workshop exploring Essential Oils. Essential oils are multi-dimensional in their qualities: immunity, clarity, mood balancing, attraction, hormones, and support for the central nervous system. During the workshop we will explore the healing qualities, Aphrodisiac properties, and winter immune system benefits of oils.

Participants will have an opportunity to not only learn about oils but make their own essential oil immune boosters and Valentine’s Day gifts and have a free one on one consultation (must be scheduled in advance).

Register onlineLimited spots. RSVP is required; sign up online, e-mail, or call (928) 779-1745. Payment will be collected at the event.

About Deana
Deana Tatro has studied essential oils under the direction of David Crow of Floracopia. She has been a certified and active essential oil therapist for 10 years.  Her philosophy that “You, your families and the planet deserve to live in harmony, and plant medicine is here to help us do just that”.