Knee High Naturalists

Bring your preschooler (3-5 year old)  to explore and discover our unique environment through the eyes of the animals that live here.  Each week will focus on the life history of a Central    Highlands animal. Little learners will participate in activities that include physical games, role playing, scavenger hunts, a story, a snack, and a take home craft.

 

Spring Break Nature Camp

Spring Break Camp is five, fun-filled days of exploring, playing, and creating. March 14th-18th from 8 am-4 pm, come make friends and see what the forest has to offer!

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 Ariona, 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.

Annual Survey

In order to better serve our community, we ask those that are able to to complete this 4-5 minute survey. Results are anonymous and will only be used internally to improve and sustain our expression of the Highlands Center mission. We appreciate your time and thoughtful feedback. All participants who submit the completed survey will have the option to enter into a raffle for a $50 gift card in the Benson Family Nature Store. Submissions due by February 15th, 2022.

Support Schoolyard Habitat

The Schoolyard Habitat Program is supported each year by members and friends of the Highlands Center along with families and friends of our local elementary schools through the Arizona Tax Credit program. Learn how you can support Lincoln Elementary.

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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We are looking for your input! In order to better serve our community, we ask those that are able to to complete a 4-5 minute survey. All participants who submit the completed survey will have the option to enter into a raffle for a $50 gift card in the Benson Family Nature Store. Submissions due by February 15th, 2022.Visit our webpage for the link and more information!
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We are looking for your input! In order to better serve our community, we ask those that are able to to complete a 4-5 minute survey. All participants who submit the completed survey will have the option to enter into a raffle for a $50 gift card in the Benson Family Nature Store. Submissions due by February 15th, 2022.Visit our webpage for the link and more information!
https://highlandscenter.org/

Highlands Happenings - THIS SATURDAY! Volunteer Fair
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Highlands Happenings - THIS SATURDAY! Volunteer Fair
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Rats! Didn’t see this until it was over!

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Celebrating 25 years of Highlands Center for Natural History.

These past couple of weeks at Granite Mountain School, students have been focusing on chemical and physical changes in states of matter, and how they are present in the Habitat. To better understand the changes that can occur between states, students recorded the temperature around different areas of the Habitat, including the semi-riparian area. They also looked at samples of rotting wood to better understand how rotting wood is a chemical change. Another cool experiment that students completed was when they added a tablespoon of salt to a graduated cylinder of water, and after waiting a couple minutes they noticed how the salt dissolved into the water. Then after comparing results with each other, they determined that a chemical change had occurred. Overall, these sixth graders had a great science class outside, and were also able to make cross connections between what they are learning inside the classroom and outside in the Habitat.
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These past couple of weeks at Granite Mountain School, students have been focusing on chemical and physical changes in states of matter, and how they are present in the Habitat. To better understand the changes that can occur between states, students recorded the temperature around different areas of the Habitat, including the semi-riparian area. They also looked at samples of rotting wood to better understand how rotting wood is a chemical change. Another cool experiment that students completed was when they added a tablespoon of salt to a graduated cylinder of water, and after waiting a couple minutes they noticed how the salt dissolved into the water. Then after comparing results with each other, they determined that a chemical change had occurred. Overall, these sixth graders had a great science class outside, and were also able to make cross connections between what they are learning inside the classroom and outside in the Habitat. 
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It would be wonderful if there was a program for older homeschooled kids. 🤞🏻🙃

Tuesdays March 22nd- April 26th from 9:30-11 am, flutter like a butterfly, hoot like an owl, or slither like a snake! Bring your 3-5 year old little learner to explore and discover our unique environment through the eyes of the animals that live here.

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Tuesdays March 22nd- April 26th from 9:30-11 am, flutter like a butterfly, hoot like an owl, or slither like a snake! Bring your 3-5 year old little learner to explore and discover our unique environment through the eyes of the animals that live here.  Learn more at https://highlandscenter.org/family/

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Tina, this might be something to do.

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No Respect- Part Two

No Respect- Part Two

Another creature that often gets no respect for its efforts is the ant.  There are many species of ants.  Not all can be considered scavengers, but they all seem to do their bit towards keeping the planet clean, even if it is done inadvertently.  Throughout history,...

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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 > 

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