Schoolyard Habitat Program

Wonder. Explore. Discover. – At School

The Schoolyard Habitat Program brings natural science exploration to Prescott and Prescott Valley area schools. It restores unused parts of school campuses into rich, native habitats and outdoor classrooms, encouraging students to learn about scientific concepts through hands-on exploration.

This program supplies each partner school with standards-based curriculum for grades K-8 and two years of one-on-one instructional support from Highlands Center of Natural History staff.

Alumni Partners
Mountain Oak Charter School
Abia Judd Elementary
Glassford Hill Middle School
Lake Valley Elementary
Mountain View Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Granville Elementary
Washington Traditional Elementary
Miller Valley Elementary
Territorial Elementary
Coyote Springs Elementary

Partner Schools
Every year, the Schoolyard Habitat Program has three school partners, each in a different year of the program.

Current partner schools are:
Granite Mountain Middle School
Humboldt Elementary School
Liberty Traditional School

Volunteer
Schoolyard Habitats depends on  knowledgeable, motivated, and compassionate volunteers. Some help install and maintain Habitats by digging holes and planting native species. Others pair with partner schools as instructional assistants, helping teachers continue with Schoolyard Habitat lessons after the partnership ends.
Click here to find out how to get involved.


Application process for our 2020-2023 partner school is now closed.
Please check back in January 2020 for the next partner school application.

Support Our Habitat Program

The Highlands Center is excited to bring this program to our next partner school,  Granite Mountain Middle School!

The Schoolyard Habitat Program is supported each year by members and friends of the Highlands Center along with families and friends of our local elementary schools through the Arizona Tax Credit program.

Thank you for your generous tax donations to Granite Mountain Middle School.
Arizona Tax Credits can be made anytime prior to April 15, 2020.