Nature education through kids programs


There’s a science-based nature education program for every kind of nature lover at the Highlands Center for Natural History. School Field Trips get students out of the classroom for a day of fun and learning outside. Schoolyard Habitats bring natural learning spaces to local schools through long-term partnerships. Highlands Nature Camps provide an extended experience outside, making friends while deepening understanding and growing an appreciation of our natural world. Community Programs are a time for kids and families to enjoy seasonal celebrations through educational experiences. Natural History Classes are designed with the adult in mind, for beginners and experts alike, looking to further their knowledge of science and nature. Trips and Tours are a fun way to experience natural history first-hand with friends and family year round. Drawing Classes are an excellent place to learn and practice skills in nature observation and illustration.

Highlands Nature Camps

The Highlands Nature Camps are a meaningful way for children of all ages to spend time learning about nature in an informative and playful setting. Discovering the mysteries of the animals, plants, and land of the Highlands often inspires a new love and understanding of nature among campers.

Community Programs

The Highlands Center for Natural History offers a wide range of educational program opportunities for people of all ages. From Naturalist Field walks to learning with our children in the outdoors, our programs have something for all outdoor enthusiasts.

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.

School Field Trips

School field trips are a wonderful way to enhance learning and help students reach new potentials. The Highlands Center partners with school districts in Yavapai County through our year-round school programs. We also serve charter schools, private schools, and home-schooled children.

Trips and Tours

Our trips and tours are a great way to travel a little further afield and experience natural history first-hand with friends and family. Whether it’s a field trip with Highlands Center staff to a local nature preserve or a guided tour or presentation at a regional science or nature-related organization, we’re sure you will enjoy these special outings offered year-round.

Art Classes

Art Classes are an excellent place for beginners and experienced artists to learn and practice their skills in nature observation and illustration. Classes are offered throughout the year and range from series to a single program.

Schoolyard Habitat

The Schoolyard Habitat Program provides supplemental, standard-based science curriculum for elementary and middle schools throughout the TriCity Area. This three-year partnership program seeks to increase understanding, encourage inquiry, and generate a sense of stewardship in students by allowing structured exploration of an outdoor Habitat space.

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