The Flagstaff Festival of Science is a free, annual 10-day event wholly designed to promote awareness and enthusiasm for science in and about northern Arizona and beyond. Established in 1990, it is the longest, continuously running, entirely free science festival in the world.
This year, Soulstice author John L. Vankat will lead two walks and give one webinar at the Festival. They’re all based on his book The San Francisco Peaks and Flagstaff Through the Lens of Time, in which historical photographs are precisely paired with their modern-day counterparts to reveal changes in our beloved landscapes over time.
Sign up now to take part in one or all three of these special events:
September 27, 2:30 to 3:30: follow John on a natural history guided walk through downtown Flagstaff. Hosted by Willow Bend and SWCA, the walk will conclude at Bright Side Bookstore for book signing with the author. Limited spots: register now.
September 27, 6:30: attend a livestreamed slideshow in which John will share images from his book and talk about what they tell us about ecological changes taking place around us over time. Register here for the webinar.
September 30, 2:00 to 5:00: join John on an easy guided walk at The Nature Conservancy’s Hart Prairie Preserve. This scenic natural area, which hosts rare Bebb willow, is one of the sites Vankat rephotographed for his book. We will look at historical photos taken in the area in the 1800s and Vankat’s modern-day images, and discuss what they tell us about ecological changes taking place here over time. Reservations are required: register now.