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Children's naturalist program starts Saturday at Highlands Center

The Highlands Center for Natural History, 1375 S. Walker Road in Prescott, is currently accepting registration for two unique programs that lead children outdoors to make their own discoveries in nature.

Both programs begin this Saturday and will continue Feb. 20, March 6 and 20 and April 3 and 17.

"Knee-High Naturalists," designed for those ages 3 to 5, is a hands-on, outdoor nature program for preschoolers and their parents.

Instructor Lisa Packard leads children in animal role-play, nature crafts, stories, songs and a snack as they explore the Central Arizona Highlands. This is an opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their children outdoors on Saturday mornings.

"Nature Nuts" is the Highlands Center's other nature club for children 6 to 12 years old.

Children spend the mornings outside developing their awareness of the natural world through exploration, discovery, art, journaling and hands-on nature study.

There are two sessions each Saturday for the Knee-High Naturalists to choose from, including 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Nature Nuts will conduct one session on the aforementioned Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration and enrollment fee are required. The Highlands Center is now accepting registrations for complete sessions or individual Saturdays. For more information, call the center at 776-9550 or visit its website at

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