Adult Education programs are led by experts in their field that donate their time to help Willow Bend.
Bald Eagles Celebration - January 31st: 2 Separate Programs
"Early Birds" 7:30am-10am: Join AZ Game and Fish staff for an early morning field trip searching for wild Bald Eagles before a presentation at Willow Bend and the opportunity to view live eagles up-close. Weather permitting; personal transport required; meet at AZ Game and Fish Office, 3500 Lake Mary Rd, Flagstaff.
"Fully Fledged" 12noon-1pm: Learn about the Bald Eagle in this presentation open to all ages. Participants will learn from an AZ Game and Fish biologist and have the opportunity to view live eagles up-close. Meet at Willow Bend, Flagstaff.
RSVP is required, please register below. Programs are free, but we welcome a suggested admission of $5 per person at the door. Members of Willow Bend can show their membership card.
**NEW ** Winter Wildlife Series
We are excited about our partnership with
Basic Wildlife Tracking — Saturday, February 7, 10am–12pm
Join Lynne Nemeth at Willow Bend to learn about basic animal tracking. The program will include a short hike around Sawmill Park, the Rio de Flag and the FUTS below Willow Bend. Lynne is the Executive Director of the Arboretum at Flagstaff.
Raw, Wild, and Local — Saturday, February 21, 1–3pm
During this Honey Tasting Flight we will be tasting and talking about six different varieties of Arizona honey, harvested from beehives living in Winslow, Flagstaff, Sedona, Cornville, and Camp Verde. Our focus will be upon the distinct places and diverse floral sources of these hives and their honey. These differences in the land create a honey's unique "terroir," or sabor (taste). Patrick Pynes, Ph.D., will lead the program. He is President of the Northern Arizona Organic Beekeepers' Association (NAOBA) and the proprietor of honeybeeteacher.com, and has taught beekeeping courses and workshops at NAU, CCC, and most recently, Prescott College.
Cougars, Corridors, and Conservation: 25 years of research and activism — Wednesday, March 4, 5–6pm
Paul Beier will describe his ground-breaking research that demonstrated the importance of habitat corridors to maintaining populations of cougars (mountain lions). This launched him on a career studying animal movement and designing wildlife corridors for multiple species. Throughout, he has been an unabashed advocate for conserving corridors, working closely with wildlife and transportation agencies. Paul is an NAU Regents' Professor and his work ranges from California and Arizona to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
If you would like to register for two or more programs, please call us at 928-779-1745.