The Highlands Center’s Wander the Wild Online Auction

An Online Auction Extravaganza in 2020!
The Highlands Center’s Wander the Wild
From September 19 until September 27 – The auction is LIVE for bidding.
Auction website is now LIVE for perusal at

The Highlands Center for Natural History’s 12th Annual Wander the Wild is an online event in September, 2020! 

At noon on Saturday, September 19, the 2020 Highlands Center’s Wander the Wild Auction extravaganza goes live for bidding at until we close the auction at 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 27 with our raffle drawing. The online format allows us to expand our offerings beyond our usual 46 packages. While we have local, regional and international opportunities, we have emphasized local outdoor experiences and services. Be sure to check out the offerings of our amazing Highlands Center Education Coordinators and Staff members!

Each year, Wander the Wild, the Highlands Center’s signature fundraising event, raises funds for the HCNH youth educational programs. “This exciting outdoor and adventure-themed auction is our main fundraising event, responsible for providing thousands of children with nature-based learning experiences, proven to benefit their lives in many ways,” states Dave Irvine, The Highlands Center Executive Director. While current challenges related to Covid-19 have resulted in the pause of certain programs, we are committed to assuring that future programs and staffing remain well funded.

Now, more than ever, we ask for the support of our community in making this event the most successful yet! Check out our auction site and get ready to bid starting September 19!

About the Highlands Center for Natural History
Formed in 1996, the Highlands Center for Natural History is a non-profit organization developed to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the natural wonders of the Central Highlands of Arizona. Operating on an 80-acre campus near Lynx Lake through a Special Use Permit with Prescott National Forest, the Highlands Center is a regional hub for lifelong learning, designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature through on and offsite programs, supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and community partners.  In 2016 The James Family Discovery Gardens were opened, celebrating the beauty and extraordinary biological diversity of the Central Highlands in an accessible Native Botanical Garden.

For information on any Highlands Center upcoming program schedules, please call 776-9550 or go to