Serving Nature and Our Community
WMNC is your gateway to enjoying and understanding the ecology of the beautiful White Mountains region of Arizona.
In the White Mountains, diversity abounds as you climb from grasslands that are home to speedy pronghorn, through the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pine teeming with forest-dependent wildlife to windswept alpine tundra atop Mount Baldy (Arizona's second-highest point at 11,420 ft). Mount Baldy's slopes are the headwaters for four major rivers that nourish rich streamside riparian habitats, fisheries, and the state’s thirsty human population.
Established in 2005, we are rapidly gaining momentum in completing our vision. For more information about our organization, see About Us.
For information about upcoming events, see our event calendar.
WMNC Annual Benefit Dinner
Mark your calendars now for the White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center Annual Benefit Dinner. You know how fast summer whizzes by, and before you know it September 20 will be here! Be ready by purchasing your tickets in advance for this annual event.
For a donation of $40.00 you will be presented with an evening that includes dinner, music, raffles, fun games and amazing auction items.
Lakesiders will join us this year as our live entertainment for your dancing and listening pleasure. Add a delicious buffet, a delectable dessert auction with creations so sweet they will not make it home, throw in some friendly bidding competition, and you have a night that offers a perfect evening of fun for a great cause!
The Annual Benefit Dinner is one of the major fund raisers for the WMNC and helps cover the expenses of the Discovery Programs during the summer. Tickets are available through PayPal (see below), from WMNC Board Members,or by stopping by our site, located at 425 S. Woodland Road in Pinetop-Lakeside, during the summer for our every other Saturday events at 10:00 am.
Please visit our calendar for details and join us for the next scheduled Discovery Program, and while you are there purchase tickets to the dinner before they are all gone! For more information, call 928-358-3069.
So gather with your friends and neighbors for the White Mountain Wildlife and Nature Center Annual Benefit Dinner and you will be glad you set aside this night to be a part of the fun and help support the future of the WMNC.
Thank you for your support of the White Mountain Nature Center! See you there!
September 20th, 2014. Doors open at 5:00 PM.
The Hon-Dah Resort Casino Convention Center
You can reserve your seats now by purchasing your tickets online.
Tickets purchased online before September 1st will be mailed within 10 days to the address provided by the purchaser. Tickets purchased after September 1st will be at "Will Call" at the event. If you prefer to pick up the tickets at Will Call, please indicate so in the "Special Instructions" section in the payment form. For more information, please contact WMNC management..
Annual Benefit Dinner Ticket Price is $40:
Select the number of tickets from the PayPal website.
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Discover a Different Kind of Classroom!
When you are in the "outdoor classroom," you won't find desks or notebooks, or even stuffy instructors! Instead, you'll learn through your interactions with nature and wildlife:
- Walk the Nature Center trails
- Play in the water
- Experience the amazing biological diversity of the White Mountains
Tap the trail signs to view more information!