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June 2021

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April 2021

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

This live-stream event will showcase Hopi artist Gregory Hill as he demonstrates the process of making carved wooden tops. Gregory will also discuss the cultural connection to his craft and the importance of play. Gregory Hill often works with natural mediums, such as cottonwood, and seeks to revitalize the practice of play through his intricately carved top creations. Gregory has participated in many shows across the Southwest including the Museum of Northern Arizona’s annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture.…

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Join Kimberly Spurr, MNA's Archaeology Division Director, as she presents a retrospective of archeological excavations along the Colorado River from 2006-2010.

April 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Hundreds of millions of years ago reptiles were walking all over this area, sometimes leaving their prints in the mud. These prints can tell us a lot about the size and activities of ancient reptiles. This Friday we visit the site of a recently discovered set of tracks and learn about how the tracks are made and what they can teach us. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through the MNA Facebook page. Hosted by MNA educator Mari…

May 2021

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

This online panel discussion moderated by Tony Thibodeau explores contemporary trends in Indigenous futurisms and new contributions to popular culture by Indigenous writers and artists, such as science fiction, comic books, and other forms of artistic expression. The Indigenous futurisms movement has pushed the norms of science fiction by creating new worlds and adapting existing fictional narratives such as the Star Wars saga, expanding these to center on Indigenous characters and environments. Science fiction opens up limitless possibilities for Indigenous voices and stories to…

May 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

Seeds wait for the right conditions before they sprout and start to grow. This Friday we visit the Colton Community Garden to learn about seeds and how gardeners create the conditions they need to grow into healthy plants. Learn how to make a paper pot to start seeds inside. Plant bean seeds to watch them grow and learn why beans are often planted with corn and squash, called the Three Sisters. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through…

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

Fire plays an important role in regulating the ecosystems of the Grand Canyon, but that role changes markedly across elevation. In this lecture, Dr. Larry Stevens, MNA’s curator of biology describes the nature of those differences and the impacts of humans across elevation in the Grand Canyon region.

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Horticulturist Jan Busco leads this plant walk around the museum grounds to look at what native plants are growing after the recent rains. Jan has worked with native plants for more than three decades and is the curator of MNA’s gardens and grounds. She has written three books on western native plants; “Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens”, “First Garden: How to get Started in Southwestern Gardening” and “First Garden: How to get Started in California Gardening”.

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States

Free to museum members and staff, this writer’s critique group currently meets on Zoom on alternate Wednesdays. Writers share something they are working on, read it aloud, then hear the thoughts and responses of others. All genres and styles are encouraged, including prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction. For long projects, like a novel or other book, writers bring one chapter at a time. For details and schedule, contact khutchison@musnaz.org

June 2021

June 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MNA Facebook page, @musnaz
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States

From beautiful butterflies to busy bees and stealthy bats, these flying friends carry pollen from flower to flower, allowing plants to create seeds and fruit. This Friday we learn more about pollinators, watch bees and bats, and then make a butterfly that can balance on our finger. Family Friday's are education programs for kids shared through the MNA Facebook page. Hosted by MNA educator Mari Soliday each Family Friday includes an activity to try at home. Past Family Friday programs…

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ United States
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Ed Kabotie reflects on his father's and grandfather’s lives and artistic careers, and how their legacies inspire his own journey. This discussion will look into the lives and legacy of Ed Kabotie's father, Michael Kabotie, who was an accomplished Hopi silversmith, painter, sculptor, and poet and Ed Kabotie's grandfather, Ed Kabotie who was a celebrated Hopi painter, silversmith, illustrator, potter, author, curator and educator. This presentation will take place in the museum and be livestreamed onto Facebook.

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Village, Winding Brook Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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These summer day camps for ages 4 through 12 immerse children in the arts, sciences, cultures, and environment of the region. From their base in a cluster of historic buildings beside the Colton Community Garden, campers are led on explorations of museum exhibitions and collections, as well as forests, fields, rocky canyons, springs and ponds. Campers become at home within the museum, providing a basis for return visits as a family and a foundation for continued learning. Advance signup is…

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