Working with Local Schools

The Highlands Center works with local public, private, and charter schools through our year-round school programs. Highlands Center School Programs are a special point of pride, and are the longest running and most requested.  The Highlands Center’s field trips and  Schoolyard Habitat Program are wonderful ways to help students have positive outdoor learning experiences.

Field Trip Program

Field trips are offered to Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. Each program is entirely outdoors and includes a puppet show, interactive activities, hands-on analysis of real plant and animal specimens, and exploratory trail walks. Older grades also include journaling and art.

Schoolyard Habitat Program

The Schoolyard Habitat Program is a partnership between the Highlands Center and local schools. Each year the Highlands Center works with a new school to implement the program by developing an outdoor native habitat and curricula for use in the classroom.

Become a Highland Center Docent

We’re currently recruiting new Docents to help us manage our growing School Field Trip program. If working with children outside, helping them discover the joys and wonders of nature, sounds good to you, please call us at the Highlands Center 928.776.9550.

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