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22 February 2016   Tom Agostino

Highlands Center Offers Two Spring Break Camps for Kindergarten through 4th Grade Children

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Registration online at highlandscenter.org, or by calling 928-776-9550

PRESCOTT, AZ –February 17,2016 –For the first time, the Highlands Center for Natural History is offering two Spring F.U.N. Camps (Friends Understanding Nature), one for Kinder through 1st grade, held at the Community Nature Center on Williamson Valley Road, and the other on the Highlands Center's 80-acre outdoor classroom for second through fourth grade campers. All camps require preregistration online at highlandscenter.org, or by calling 928-776-9550. Details on all camps can be found at highlandscenter.org under Programs, and scholarships are available.

NEW Spring Sprouts Camp: Patterns, Cycles, and Rhythms Oh My! For children in kindergarten and first grades will also be held at the Community Nature Center, March 7-11 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Spring Sprouts campers will be exploring the simple beauty of the Central Arizona Highlands. Each day will be spent outdoors exploring variations on themes in nature that result in the infinite variety of life here in the Central Arizona Highlands. Children will enjoy crafts, activities, games and wrap up the morning with a special snack and story-a week full of fun and discovery. Cost is $80 for members and $135 for nonmembers and registration is required as space is limited and fills quickly.

Biogeographers Camp is geared to second through fourth graders and is held at the Highlands Center (1375 S. Walker Road), March 7-11 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Campers will embark on a week-long adventure to broaden their understanding of the incredible and diverse flora and fauna of Arizona, equipped with "The Nature of Arizona," an easy to use and informative field guide. Campers should bring their own snack, water and lunch, and cost is $150 for members and $205 for nonmembers. Registration is required as space is limited and fills quickly.

"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, Highlands Center Education Director.

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. Visit www.highlandscenter.org for more information.