Natural History Classes

Ever wonder about our local Natural History? Come explore with us and see what you can discover. Our classes explore different aspects of our local flora, fauna and geology, and are designed to be interactive and experiential.

Insights to the Outdoors

Join us for our Insights to the Outdoors series. Classes are offered individually or sign up for all of them. All classes are at The Highlands Center.
*Registration required

Insights to the Outdoors: Insect Collecting in the Highlands

with Phil McNally

Join local insect expert Phil McNally for this field-based workshop focusing on insect collecting techniques. Participants will learn about the common and not-so-common terrestrial and aquatic insects of the Central Highlands and get experience preparing specimens for science and education at the Highlands Center.

Where: Highlands Center for Natural History
(1375 South Walker Road)

When: Saturday, Sept. 2nd | 7:30p-9:30p & 9:30a-12:30p

Cost: $25 Adults; 10% member discount

Registration required – limited space!

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Softening the Concrete Jungle:

How natural elements benefit the water and people that inhabit our cities with Matt Killeen

Matt Killeen, Environmental Coordinator for the City of Prescott, presents his learning on the balance and benefits of nature in cities after a career working in riparian nature preserves in southeast Arizona. Following his presentation participants will joint Matt for a morning of field-based interpretation of natural process and their signature upon the water. 

Where: Highlands Center for Natural History
(1375 South Walker Road)

When: August 25th & 26th | 6:00p-8:00p & 9:00a-11:30a

Cost: $20 Adults; 10% member discount

Registration required – limited space!

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Evolution and Natural History

with Mark Riegner

 Join Prescott College Environmental Studies Professor Mark Riegner for this participatory workshop focusing on applying an understanding of evolutionary change to interpreting natural history. We will learn about Charles Darwin’s discoveries, the marriage of genetics with evolutionary principles, how changes in the rate and timing of an organism’s development can lead to rapid and dramatic modifications in plants and animals, and how the natural environment influences the form of living things, so-called epigenetics. A PowerPoint presentation will be integrated with an examination of animal skulls, some basic sketching, and observations made outdoors

Where: Highlands Center for Natural History
(1375 South Walker Road)

When: September 16th | 9:00a – 12:30a

Cost$25 Adults; 10% member discount

Registration required – limited space!

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