Schoolyard Habitat Donation

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

Happy Hour with Superstition Meadery

The Highlands Center and Leah Ross from Superstition Meadery, invite you to a live presentation, discussion, and tasting of mead in the comfort of your own home.

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.

Spring Break Camp

Join our Spring Break Nature Camp at the Highlands Center! Come experience the wonders of spring first hand and explore our 80-acre campus March 15th-19th from 8am-4pm daily. For 6-12 year olds.

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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Every year, #TontoNF employees find littered helium-filled balloons while completing field work. For the last several years, Payson Ranger District’s Wildlife, Range, and Fuels programs enter into a friendly competition to see which program could remove the most helium-filled balloons off the Forest. Results are in for the 2020 competition! The 2020 winner goes to the Wildlife Program bringing in 101 balloons!! Together, the Wildlife, Range, and Fuels program removed 151 balloons from the Forest during the 2020 field season.

The Forest has named this friendly competition the “Bedson Balloon Challenge”, in memory of Kelly Bedson, Payson Ranger District Range Specialist, who passed away in February 2020.

The 2021 Bedson Balloon Challenge starts today!

The #TontoNF would like to remind the public that the release of helium-filled balloons can result in littering of National Forest Lands. Let’s all help keep the #TontoNF clean and beautiful.
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Tax credit season closes April 15th! If you haven't already contributed, this is an important cause. In this video, HCNH Executive Director Dave Irvine, and Coyote Springs Elementary Principal Candice Stump, share what makes this Habitat so special, what the current needs are, and provide a glimpse at this outdoor classroom. For more information or to support this program visit ... See MoreSee Less

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The Eagle’s Edge

The Eagle’s Edge

Raptors are the apex predators of the avian community.  Bird nobility, if you will, eclipsing their smaller cousins (and sometimes eating them).  Most raptors are much larger than the average bird and create a thrilling spectacle when we are fortunate enough to...

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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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