Fresh Air Moments
The Highlands Center For Natural History is committed to staying connected with you and the natural world. Everyday for as long as our public programs are postponed or cancelled, our education staff will be sharing place-based nature and science-related posts. These posts are intended to be interactive, shared, and to be a resource for all people. These “Fresh Air Moments” are our way of encouraging everyone to take a moment outside everyday – on your porch, in your backyard, walking on the sidewalk, or on local trails like here at the Highlands Center.
Fresh Air Moment – Fall Volunteer Enrichment Class
This past fall, long time Volunteer of the Highlands Center, Tom Benson, offered his Life Enrichment course to all Highlands Center volunteers. At the end of the course, each person was asked to write a poem inspired by nature. While they were all very well written...
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.
Fresh Air Moments: Storytime with Jessie
Jessica Manley-Ewald reads Phoebe and Chub by Matthew Henry Hall and Sheila Aldridge.
Fresh Air Moments: Measure Your Local Creek
Join Erin Nixon from the Highlands Center for Natural History in looking at some simple math involved in understanding our local watershed.
Fresh Air Moments: pH and Water
Learn about pH and how it affects the water of the Central Highlands. This video is supported by the City of Prescott and Water Awareness Month. Copy is written in part by Highlands Center volunteer Pat Gulley.
Fresh Air Moments: Intro to Riparian Habitats
Learn about the physical and biological considerations when defining the riparian zones of the Central Highlands. This video is supported by the City of Prescott Water Awareness Month. Copy is written in part by Highlands Center volunteer Jo Glaves.
Fresh Air Moments: Snowflakes
Snowflake geometry and activities to do at home in the Central Highlands of Arizona while there is snow on the ground.
Fresh Air Moments: Frogs, Toads and Their Sounds
Frogs and toads are culturally significant in many different places. No matter where you go, knowing the sound a frog or toad makes can be more helpful for identifying the species than knowing what the amphibian looks like. Join Sonya for this Fresh Air Moment to...
Fresh Air Moments: Salamanders
Salamanders in the Central Highlands are not necessarily rare, but they are not a common find. Salamanders are incredible creatures. They can regenerate limbs, eat opportunistically and teach us about our home. Join Sarah from the Highlands Center for Natural History...
Fresh Air Moments: Winogradsky Column
One area of study in aquatic ecology is microbiology. Microorganisms living in and around water systems are foundational and interesting. One of the ways to see evidence of this life is by studying biofilms, substances created by the microbes to live in colonies and...
Fresh Air Moments: Macroinvertebrate Collection
Get out and explore the Central Highlands freshwater systems by searching for and collecting macroinvertebrates. Learn more about the preparation, observation, collection process, and conclusions associated with this process. Join Sarah from the Highlands Center for...