Artist in the Gardens

From August through October the Highlands Center will be hosting Plein Air Artists in our Discovery Gardens on select Sundays.  Watch them work and learn what plein air painting is, how plein air artists are inspired by nature and view and purchase their artwork.

Want to get more hands on with plein air painting? Join Gretchen Lopez for a 3 day plein air workshop.  Click HERE for details.

Shakespeare in the Pines: Merry Wives of Winslow

The Highlands Center for Natural History and Laark Productions present the 7th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines – REBOOT! A Live Experience in the Highlands Center’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater.

Friday and Saturday, August 13, 14, 20 &  21

Tickets: $45.00 with an optional pre-order gourmet basket is available, provided by El Gato Azul: $10.00

Presented by: Lamb Cadillac

Arthropalooza

Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at this Highlands Center favorite. Whether you find insects gross or fascinating, this festival is for you! From anatomy to life cycles, you are sure to leave with a better understanding of these often misunderstood creatures. All ages are welcome! Thanks to our sponsor Orkin, we can learn about the human dimensions and impact on arthropods. 

Grow Native! Plant Sale

Our Grow Native! Plant Sales encourage the public to plant native trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses for the variety of benefits that they afford our ecological community. As in the past, we encourage our member community to landscape with native and regionally native, low water use plants. We are accepting orders starting August 20th. 

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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From August through October the Highlands Center will be hosting plein air artists in our Discovery Gardens on select Sundays. Watch them work and learn what plein air painting is, how plein air artists are inspired by nature and view and purchase their artwork.  Want to get more hands on with plein air painting? Join Gretchen Lopez for a 3 day plein air workshop at the Highlands Center August 11-13. Click the link  below for more information about these events and the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival.  https://highlandscenter.org/prescott-plein-air/

From August through October the Highlands Center will be hosting plein air artists in our Discovery Gardens on select Sundays. Watch them work and learn what plein air painting is, how plein air artists are inspired by nature and view and purchase their artwork.

Want to get more hands on with plein air painting? Join Gretchen Lopez for a 3 day plein air workshop at the Highlands Center August 11-13. Click the link below for more information about these events and the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival.

highlandscenter.org/prescott-plein-air/
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We are very excited to be holding the 2nd Annual Prescott Plein Air Art Festival so please join us.

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Dragonfly & Damselfly

Dragonfly & Damselfly

It is not a dragon, although it can be fearsome-looking.  It is not a fly, although it is capable of aerial locomotion.  As you have probably guessed, this month’s interesting insect is the dragonfly.  Dragonflies and damsel flies (also called darning needles) belong...

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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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