Fun and Educational Forest Activities Enhance Imagination and Observation Skills
PRESCOTT, AZ – February 21, 2015 –The Highlands Center for Natural History’s 80-acre campus becomes an exciting outdoor classroom for children ages 7-11 with innovative and fun science-supported outdoor learning activities. The Spring F.U.N. (Friends Understanding Nature) Camp runs from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, March 9 through 13. “This is the only week-long camp offered in Prescott where children spend the whole day immersed in exploratory and fun outdoor science education. It’s a wonderful way for kids to make new friends and become inspired by the intricate natural world they live in,” commented Mara Kack, HCNH Education Director.
Spring Camp students will investigate the changing season through weather, water, and wildlife, observing the world around them with interactive activities and individual secret spots every day. Lunch takes place along Lynx Creek where kids are encouraged to spend the afternoon with their peers interacting in free-play, fort building, and water explorations. The camp ends with individual writing and art, as nature becomes the teacher and the forest and creek the classroom.
Preregistration is required as the camp fills quickly. Cost is $150 for members, $205 for nonmembers and scholarships are offered. Registration is now available online athighlandscenter.org/programs/on-line-registration, or call 928-776-9550.
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 88-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 wondersof nature through on and offsite programs, supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and community partners. Visit www.highlandscenter.org for more information.