Schoolyard Habitat Donation

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

Book Club

For the new year, the Highlands Center for Natural History is launching a book club. This book club is for adults eager to learn more about the natural history of the Southwest and connect with others who are as well and families looking to teach their children more about the natural world.

Online Nature Store

The Benson Family Nature store is going online! Order online and pickup at the Highlands Center. Details at the button below. 

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.

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The Highlands Center is honored to be a local leader in this nation-wide effort to get children outdoors. We are excited to partner with area school districts though our schoolyard habitat programs ( and hopefully the future return of on-site field trips) and our own  nature camps and festivals to realize Richard Louvs  vision

The Highlands Center is honored to be a local leader in this nation-wide effort to get children outdoors. We are excited to partner with area school districts though our schoolyard habitat programs ( and hopefully the future return of on-site field trips) and our own nature camps and festivals to realize Richard Louv's vision"In a few short years, we’ve seen the children and movement spread around the urbanizing world. This may, in fact, be one of the most effective social movements of our time.” --Richard Louv, C&NN Co-Founder and Author

Read more from Rich's letter for the new year: www.childrenandnature.org/resources/our-need-for-nature-in-the-time-of-covid-19/
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One of the artists featured in our first-annual Plein Air Art Festival, Patrick Harper, passed away on Wednesday, January 6th. The staff and volunteers who worked during the week-long festival enjoyed visiting and getting to know Patrick. He was kind, generous, and delightful to talk to, and we are saddened by this loss. The Highlands Center community celebrates his lifes work.  You can see more of Patrick’s gorgeous paintings and sculptures at his website, patrickharperartworks.com

One of the artists featured in our first-annual Plein Air Art Festival, Patrick Harper, passed away on Wednesday, January 6th. The staff and volunteers who worked during the week-long festival enjoyed visiting and getting to know Patrick. He was kind, generous, and delightful to talk to, and we are saddened by this loss. The Highlands Center community celebrates his life's work.

You can see more of Patrick’s gorgeous paintings and sculptures at his website, patrickharperartworks.com
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The Mighty Oak

The Mighty Oak

Found in all temperate parts of the world, the oak tree has a history with humankind. Many old oaks, especially in the Old World, grew to impressive size, well-deserving of the term mighty.  It was revered in the ancient British Isles as a sacred tree and was...

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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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