Preserving the Wonder

The Keep Sedona Beautiful Speaker Series hosts monthly presentations on subjects of community interest that are aligned with the Keep Sedona Beautiful Mission to Preserve the Wonder.

The Preserving the Wonder Speaker Series is sponsored by our KSB Business Sponsors at the Chimney Rock, Bear Mountain, Wingfield Meas, Thunder Mountain, Bell Rock, Mingus Mountain and Cathedral Rock sponsorship levels. These events are held at 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) beginning in September and ending in May. For in-person events, appetizers, snacks, and beverages will be served, admission is free and open to the public, and donations are appreciated. Speaker Series visitors may sign up for membership at this event.

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Future Presentations:

 

On Wednesday November 9. 2022, Dr. Tom Ginn will discuss the role of nuclear power in our energy future, a topic that will become even more timely in coming years. Dr. Ginn is an environmental toxicologist who has worked on major pollution issues throughout the U.S. He has published extensively and served as an expert witness for some of the largest federal and state lawsuits in the U.S. involving releases of toxic chemicals to the environment.

   

On Wednesday December 7 at 5:00 PM, Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Director of Lowell Observatory, will be speaking about “Telescopes Around (And Out Of) This World.” This event will be live in person at the KSB building, 360 Brewer Road in Sedona.

Past presentations include:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022,  District Ranger Amy Tinderholt and Friends of the Forest President Annie Glickstein spoke on “The State of the Red Rock District.”

On Wednesday, May 11th, Janeen Trevillyan, and KSB President Craig Swanson discussed 50 Years of Sedona and KSB

Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.

On Wednesday, April 13, Dr. Nancy Steele discussed What About Water in the Verde Valley?

Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Panel Discussion on OHVs


   

Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Garry Neil answering the question “What the Heck are Lichens?”  

Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


  

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Wendy Hodgson, Title: “Agaves in the Southwestern United States:  Discovering Lost Crops Among the Hohokam and Other Pre-Contact Arizona Cultures

Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


   

Wednesday, November 10, Ted Grussing, Title: “Why We Keep Sedona Beautiful”


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Wednesday, October 13, Janie Agyagos, U. S. Forest Service District Wildlife Biologist, Title: “Special Status Species in the Verde Valley

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


  

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, Steven Prager, Title: “Keeping Beer and Rivers Flowing”

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


 

 

Wednesday, July 14, Wayne Ranney, Title:  The Mogollon Rim: Arizona’s Other World-Class Landscape

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


     

Wednesday, June 9, Nikki Cooley, Diné; Co-Manager, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional’s (ITEP) Tribes & Climate Change Program, Title: Tribal/Indigenous Knowledge & Actions to Address the Climate Crisis

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


   

Wednesday, May 12, Wendy Hodgson, Herbarium Curator Emerita and Senior Research Botanist at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Title: The Grand Canyon – Stories of its Green Heart.

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


    

Wednesday, April 14 at 5:00 PM, Dr. Nancy Steele, Executive Director and CEO of Friends of the Verde River, Title: The State of the Verde: Where do we go from here?

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.

 


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Wednesday, March 10 at 5:00 PM, Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, Title: Artists, Celebrities, and Good Places to Drink. 

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


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Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 5:00 PM, Red Rock District Ranger Amy Tinderholt, Title: The Red Rock Ranger District: 2020 Review and 2021 Outlook

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


 

     

Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM, Dr. Ed Wolfe, Title: “Our Water – A diminishing Resource”

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


   

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 5:00 PM, Barry Mallis, “Paleogeology of Sedona

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


   

Wednesday, October  14, 2020 at 5:00 PM, Jeff Hall, Director of Lowell Observatory , Dark Skies and All the News from Lowell Observatory by Jeff Hall

 Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


   

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 , Gwen Waring, Writer, Ecologist and Artist, The Natural History of the San Francisco Peaks

Via ZOOM     Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2020, McKenzie Jones, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Sedona, “City of Sedona’s Efforts on Climate Action Plan

Via ZOOM     Watch a Zoom Recording at this link. This is being provided by KSB for personal use only.


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