Upcoming Events

The Highlands Center for Natural History works to connect everybody with the outdoors. Whether it’s through camps for children, outdoor music and theater events or educational programming it’s our goal offer experiences on and of nature for everyone.

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Knee High Naturalist Program

Knee High Naturalist Program

Mondays from September 20th-October 18th from 9:30-11am

Wiggle like a worm, pounce like a coyote, crawl like a tarantula! You and your Knee High Naturalist will have fun learning together as you examine real plant and animal specimens, complete scavenger hunts, enjoy a snack and story, and make a craft to take home.

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Wander the Wild

Wander the Wild

The Highlands Center for Natural History’s flagship fundraising auction, Wander the Wild, directly supports our youth, outdoor education programming. Each year we have local, regional and international opportunities, with emphasized local outdoor experiences and services. This year’s auction will be online. Check back closer to the event for package offerings and additional details.

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Knee High Naturalist Program

Knee High Naturalist Program

Mondays from September 20th-October 18th from 9:30-11am

Wiggle like a worm, pounce like a coyote, crawl like a tarantula! You and your Knee High Naturalist will have fun learning together as you examine real plant and animal specimens, complete scavenger hunts, enjoy a snack and story, and make a craft to take home.

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Color of Birds: The Physics Behind Different Feather Colors

Color of Birds: The Physics Behind Different Feather Colors

Tuesday, October 5th, 9 am- 12 pm

Ryder Moreno, a recent Embry Riddle Graduate and Highlands Center Intern, will discuss the various ways that birds achieve the color patterns present on their feathers, and the physics involved in these processes. The coloration of birds’ feathers is one of their most stunning and recognizable features, from the vibrant reds and yellows of the Western Tanager to the deep blues and blacks of the Steller’s Jay.

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Cultivating and Growing Culinary Mushrooms for the Health of the Earth and Her Inhabitants- With Fungi-licious! Mushroom Farm

Cultivating and Growing Culinary Mushrooms for the Health of the Earth and Her Inhabitants- With Fungi-licious! Mushroom Farm

Thursday, October 7th, 5 – 7 pm

Kathryn Crew, the owner of Fungi-licious! and the mushroom cultivator, will teach attendees the purpose of fungi, the connection of fungi to all living things, nature’s lifecycle of mushrooms, and how mushroom farmers mimic nature followed by a mushroom tasting and building a “grow your own mushrooms” kit to take home.

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Fall Break Camp

Fall Break Camp

Highlands Nature Camps are five, fun-filled days full of exploring, playing, and creating for ages 6-12! Wondering what to do for fall break? Come to the Highlands Center for Fall Nature Camp! We will be spending all of our time safely outside exploring, completing...

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Knee High Naturalist Program

Knee High Naturalist Program

Mondays from September 20th-October 18th from 9:30-11am

Wiggle like a worm, pounce like a coyote, crawl like a tarantula! You and your Knee High Naturalist will have fun learning together as you examine real plant and animal specimens, complete scavenger hunts, enjoy a snack and story, and make a craft to take home.

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