Grow Native Plant Sale

Our biannual Grow Native Plant Sale is an event that celebrates the native Arizona landscape. This event encourages the community to landscape with native and regionally native, low water use plants.  THANK YOU to our Presenting Sponsors the City of Prescott and Prescott Landscape Professionals.

The sale will begin online on August 9th.

Drive-through pick-up is Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th at the Highlands Center from 8 am – 2 pm.

Help Secure $50,000 in Matching Gifts

Our generous anonymous donor has ONCE AGAIN offered to match Annual Appeal contributions given by August 20, 2022, to respond to this need and to sustain our growth. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 in matching funds!

Another anonymous donor has stepped up in recognition of our service to the community for the past 25 years! This donor has offered $25,000 in matching funds to match donations made directly to our Endowment Fund housed at the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF).

Wander the Wild 2022

Support this year’s 14th annual Wander the Wild by participating in the online auction open to all on September 12-17, or purchase tickets for the live reception and auction on Sunday, September 18, 2:30-5:30pm at the Windmill House in Chino Valley.

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.

Colored Pencil Drawing Series!

Join local illustrator and author, Diane Iverson, for the summer drawing series. Learn and practice colored pencil drawing and leave with finished pieces.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from August 22nd–September 2nd, 9 am-12 pm

$30/class for members, $35/class for non-members

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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Colored Pencil Drawing Series with Diane Iverson
Aug 22-Sept 2, Mon-Wed-Fri, 9am- 12pm, $35/class, $30 Members
If you have ever been interested in drawing what you observe in the natural world, then you should attend this program! Join local illustrator and author, Diane Iverson, for the summer drawing series.
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Saturday, Sept 10 AZ Songwriters in the Round featuring Brian Chartrand, Eric Ramsey, Walt Richardson
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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 > 

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