Arizona Master Naturalist Info Sessions

Register for an upcoming Zoom Info Session to begin your journey toward certification.

October 6, November 3, or December 1

6:30 — 7:30 pm

Community Nature Study Series

Interested in native wildlife, plate tectonics, and spooky examples of cannibalism in the natural world? Learn from local educators in this autumn’s Community Nature Study Series. These presentations are held in our classroom, on our trails, and in our gardens.

Celebrating 25 Years

This year, Highlands Center for Natural History is celebrating 25 years of helping children and adults discover the wonder of nature! Through science-based education and exploration of the Central Highlands of Arizona, we are engaging people of all ages to get in touch with the natural world Throughout 2022, we will celebrate our past by revisiting our roots and founders as well as sharing our vision of a bright future.

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.

Fresh Air Moments: Restoration on Lynx Creek

Fresh Air Moments: Restoration on Lynx Creek

Learn more about riparian restoration, specifically efforts made on a Lynx Creek tributary at the Highlands Center for Natural History, with funding from the Yavapai Resource Advisory Committee and in partnership with the Prescott National Forest.  

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Timeline photosRumor has it that the aspen leaves are starting to put on fall colors along Copper Basin Road! While it might be early to expect peak colors, it's not too early to start planning your fall leaf peeping trips! (USFS photo by Betsy Hilgendorf, 10/26/2021) ... See MoreSee Less

Prescott Plein Air Art Festival - October 13-16
Celebrating Prescott’s Diverse Landscapes - Artists participating in this plein air event will showcase Prescott’s landscape, historical and architectural beauty in their works.
Plein Air Reception and Sale,
Sun, October 16th at the FINN at Touchmark at the Ranch
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No Respect- Turkey Vultures

No Respect- Turkey Vultures

Because all living organisms are interconnected, someone has to clean up messes: the shells of previously living organisms and their rotting soft parts that would otherwise be littering the environment.  Many animals do their bit to help out to a greater or lesser...

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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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