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
Liberty Traditional School
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:
Coyote Springs Elementary School
Granite Mountain Middle School
Humboldt Elementary 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.

Applications for our 2022-2025 Schoolyard Habitat partner school will be available in January 2021

Support Our Habitat Program

The Highlands Center is excited to bring this program back to an alumni school,  Coyote Springs Elementary 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 Coyote Springs Elementary School
Arizona Tax Credits can be made anytime prior to April 15, 2020.

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