Highlands Center hosts Community Nature Series classes in February

Every Tuesday and Thursday in February, the Highlands Center hosts its thought-provoking annual Community Nature Series classes. From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., expert presenters will guide participants through some of the intriguing aspects of the flora, fauna, geology and native history of the Prescott area. Attendees will be introduced to the diversity of species that inhabit the Central Highlands of Arizona, and learn why they are able to survive here.

Classes include "Life Zones of Arizona" with Zach Zdinak (Feb. 3); "Ethnobotany of the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts" with Wendy C. Hodgson and Carrie Cannon (Feb. 5); "Back to the Basics: New Skills for Looking at Local Organisms" with Mara Kack (Feb. 12); "History of the Yavapai Tribe and Their Foods" with Linda Ogo and Audray Ogo Harley (Feb. 17); "Vertebrate Biodiversity: Is the Arizona Central Highlands a Continental Hot Spot?" with Tony Krzysik (Feb. 19); "New Genetic Approaches in the Face of Global Change" with Tom Whitham (Feb. 24); and "The Riches of our Local Riparian Areas" with Michael Byrd (Feb. 26). Classes are $22 each, or $145 for the series of eight, with a 10 percent discount for Highlands Center members.

Visit highlandscenter.org/programs/community-programs/173-community-nature-series-classes for a full class listing and presenter information. Call 776-9550 to register.