Schoolyard Habitat Program
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. Through hands-on lessons, students enhance their understanding of scientific concepts and teachers are provided with professional development to gain the skills needed to make the program their own.
- Create native habitats for schools to use as an outdoor classroom
- Increase understanding of science and ecological concepts
- Encourage inquiry and experiential learning
- Generate a sense of stewardship within students, families, and community
Help Support Our Habitat Program
The Highlands Center is excited to bring this program to our next partner school, Mountain Oak!
The Schoolyard Habitat program is supported each year by members and friends of the Highlands Center along with families and friends of our local elementary schools, through the Arizona Tax Credit program.
Tax donations for 2016 can be made through April 15th, 2017.
Want to be our next partner school?
Applications are now being accepted for our 2018-2021 Schoolyard Habitat Program! Email a completed application to our Schoolyard Habitat Coordinator, Jo Wurst, by March 3rd, 2017. The selected applicant will be announced in May 2017.
Habitat Schools To Date
- Abia Judd Elementary
- Glassford Hill Middle School
Prescott Valley: 2015-2017
- Lake Valley Elementary
Prescott Valley: 2014-2016
- Mountain View Elementary
Prescott Valley: 2013-2015
- Lincoln Elementary
- Granville Elementary
Prescott Valley: 2011-2013
- Washington Traditional Elementary
- Miller Valley Elementary
- Territorial Elementary
Chino Valley: 2007-2009
- Coyote Springs
Prescott Valley: 2006 – 2008