Wander the Wild

The Highlands Center for Natural History’s 13th annual Wander the Wild Auction will start with an online auction from September 29 – October 2 and culminate with a live auction a the Windmill House October 3.

Your participation in Wander the Wild will go directly to supporting the Highlands Center’s youth and family education programs.

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.

Community Nature Study Series

The Community Nature Study Series offers a wide range of topics from feathers to ice and beyond!
Classes are presented on select Tuesday mornings from 9am-12pm. 
Join expert naturalists, researchers, and conservation leaders from across Arizona in a seasonal series
celebrating study of the natural world. 

Hiking Spree!

This is a community-wide event that takes place each fall and can be completed at the participant’s own pace. People from all over the state come to Prescott to hike 8 out of 10 trails within the Prescott National Forest and the City of Prescott between September and December.

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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This Saturday at 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am join Naturalist Janet Burgoyne on a FREE naturalist walk, Art in Nature. See plants and insects around the Discovery gardens from different perspectives through beautiful photographs and in-person observation and learn more about the plants in our region of Arizona. Great for the whole family.
Here are sneak peeks of two of the photographs, provided by photographer Kirk Higgins.

This Saturday at 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am join Naturalist Janet Burgoyne on a FREE naturalist walk, "Art in Nature". See plants and insects around the Discovery gardens from different perspectives through beautiful photographs and in-person observation and learn more about the plants in our region of Arizona. Great for the whole family.
Here are sneak peeks of two of the photographs, provided by photographer Kirk Higgins.
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Highlands Happenings!
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Bat Business

Bat Business

Bats are one of the most important animals to share our space on this planet.   They are also some of the most misunderstood.  Throughout recorded history bats have been associated with evil, witchcraft, and generally scary things—the legend of Dracula, Halloween, and...

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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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