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Wander the Wild 2023

This year’s 15th annual Wander the Wild will once again be a hybrid event, with an online auction open to all on September 25-30, and the live reception and auction on Sunday, October 1, 2:30-5:30pm at the Windmill House in Chino Valley.

The live event starts with appetizers and beverages on a beautiful tree-lined patio while the auction is on a verdant grassy knoll adjacent to a lake and shaded by lovely trees.

All proceeds directly fund youth educational programs.

To purchase tickets visit or call (928) 776-9550



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Wander the Wild is the signature annual fundraiser to benefit the Highlands Center for Natural History. Historically an in-person outdoor and indoor event, this year’s auction will once again be the best of both worlds, an on-line auction culminating with an in person auction outdoors at the lovely Windmill House! Can’t be at the live event? Don’t worry, while you may miss the live event the proxy bidding system will allow you to continue bidding up to a maximum bid of your choice.

WE ARE AMAZED AND GRATEFUL at the outpouring of donations for our auction! The Highlands Center staff and Wander the Wild committee members have added a wide variety of NEW PACKAGES.

ALL PROFITS from the auction directly fund youth educational programs which enrich 10,000 children annually and provide scholarships for children and elementary school classes to attend outdoor programs based on exploration and discovery at our site in the Prescott National Forest. The auction features outdoor experiential packages, travel to exciting destinations, educational field trips, nature inspired works of art by local artists and much more! With local, regional, national, and international experiences and destinations, the auction offers something for everyone!

A value-filled auction for a worthy cause…IT’S FOR THE KIDS! A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU, OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, DONORS, AND BIDDERS, for your enthusiastic support of our auction and the youth educational programs at the Highlands Center for Natural History!

We can’t do it without you, and WE APPRECIATE YOU to the moon and beyond!

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