Schoolyard Habitat Donation

Make your tax credit donation to returning Schoolyard Habitat School Coyote Springs Elementary.

Grow Native Plant Sale

Our annual Grow Native Plant Sale is an event that celebrates the native Arizona landscape. This event encourages the community to landscape with native and regionally native, low water use plants.  THANK YOU to the our Presenting Sponsors the City of Prescott  and Prescott Landscape Professionals !

Celebrate Water Awareness Month

Highlands Center Members can register to pick up a free water activity kit for their children or grandchildren on April 10th between 9am-12pm in front of the Highlands Center Building.

Summer Camp

Spend your summer at Highlands Nature Camp! Spend an exciting week learning about nature in an informative and playful setting, discovering the mysteries of the animals, plants, and land of the Highlands. Multiple sessions in June and July for ages 4-13

Wonder – Explore – Discover

The Highlands Center, a Prescott nature center, is a hub for lifelong learning, designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature.

For updates regarding the Highlands Center’s response to Covid-19 including cancellations and site visitation click here.

Fresh Air Moments: Intro to Riparian Habitats

Fresh Air Moments: Intro to Riparian Habitats

Learn about the physical and biological considerations when defining the riparian zones of the Central Highlands. This video is supported by the City of Prescott Water Awareness Month. Copy is written in part by Highlands Center volunteer Jo Glaves.  

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Grow Native ONLINE Plant Sale  -  Plant of the Day. JUST ADDED!!!
https://highlandscenter.org/grow-native-plant-sale/
Pink Cloud Gaura (1 gal.)  Gaura lindeheimeri ‘pink cloud’
Type: Shrub     Zone: 5-9      Elevation: 500-5,000 ft
Exposure: Full Sun – Part Shade   Water Needs: Moderate – High
Size: 3’x3′   Growth Rate: Fast
Wispy, beautiful pink flowers. Hummingbird attractant.

Grow Native ONLINE Plant Sale - Plant of the Day. JUST ADDED!!!
highlandscenter.org/grow-native-plant-sale/
Pink Cloud Gaura (1 gal.) Gaura lindeheimeri ‘pink cloud’
Type: Shrub Zone: 5-9 Elevation: 500-5,000 ft
Exposure: Full Sun – Part Shade Water Needs: Moderate – High
Size: 3’x3′ Growth Rate: Fast
Wispy, beautiful pink flowers. Hummingbird attractant.
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Happy Water Awareness Month! Thanks to our sponsor, City of Prescott WaterSmart, we will be providing educational opportunities focused on water all month long.
Another activity we recommend when researching your local watershed is to measure the depth or width of your local creeks. See how they change over time! Join HCNH Education Coordinator, Erin, in measuring the creeks of the Central Arizona Highlands.
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NEW CAMPS ADDED! July 6-9 for Outdoor Investigators and Highlands Adventurists
https://highlandscenter.org/summer-camp-registration/

NEW CAMPS ADDED! July 6-9 for Outdoor Investigators and Highlands Adventurists
highlandscenter.org/summer-camp-registration/
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Ineresting Insects

Ineresting Insects

Insects are the most numerous organisms on the planet.  They can be found in virtually every ecosystem in the world, with the possible exceptions of the polar regions, and the deepest, airless parts of lakes and oceans.  They have evolved to live in whatever habitat...

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The Highlands Center for Natural History

Prescott Nature Center

In our classroom without walls you will discover Ponderosa Pine covered mountains, deeply shaded riparian habitats, chaparral and woodland, remarkable geologic formations, and amazing vistas, in addition to all manner of forest inhabitants. With educational programming, hiking trails, and a botanic garden, our Prescott nature center has activities for all ages. 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, AZ 86303 Get Directions > 

Highlands Center building, providing outdoor education activities

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