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: Mystery Tracks
There is a mystery afoot, and Jessie needs help solving it. While shoveling snow in the Discovery Gardens, she came across a strange track she couldn't identify. Two of the pictures below show the track from different angles. The facts of this case are: 1. found...
Fresh Air Moments: Arizona Winter Weather Predictors
Happy Groundhog Day! Unfortunately, we do not have any groundhogs in Arizona. Watch this video to learn about the winter weather predictors for our region!
Fresh Air Moments: Have you ever heard the guttural sounds of a pterodactyl?
Have you ever heard the guttural sounds of a pterodactyl? Close your eyes and listen to the cormorants, imagining the deep history of North America. In this short clip, you can hear a range of sounds produced by the cormorants nesting in giant cottonwood trees. You...
Fresh Air Moments: Woodhouse Scrub Jay Eating an Acorn
Woodhouse scrub jays are year-round residents in the central Arizona highlands. They are omnivores, eating insects, acorns and other seeds, and occasionally rodents and small reptiles. As you can see, they eat an acorn by securing it with their feet to a hard surface...
Fresh Air Moments: Home for the Holidays
Ladybugs in the Central Highlands Winter With short days, cool temperatures, and a progression of celebratory occasions - November and December are times where we often gather together, eat a lot of food, and nestle in our homes with blankets, slippers, and sometimes...