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Tax credit donations can benefit school programs offered at Highlands Center

Courtesy photo<br>Highlands Center’s Habitat Program.

Courtesy photo<br>Highlands Center’s Habitat Program.

The Highlands Center's Habitat Program has partnered with nine elementary schools over the past ten years.

The program has provided an opportunity for over 60 elementary-level teachers within the Tri-City Area to enrich their 1500 or more student's science education through outdoor hands-on learning. Ever since the first school, Coyote Springs Elementary, in 2005, the Highlands Center had the vision to continue the program through middle school, and this year a new partnership began between the Highlands Center and Glassford Hill Middle School (GHMS) in Prescott Valley.

Now with the generous 2014 tax credit donations from our members, the development of a middle school-level Schoolyard Habitat Program will become a reality.

Construction and planning for this program will begin in spring of 2015 with the Glassford Hill Habitat Committee, which consists of Highlands Center staff and various teachers from each grade level and subject area taught in middle school.

As a part of GHMS's A+STEM program, the developed habitat space will not only include a representation of the Central Highlands native habitat but also a place to demonstrate innovations for sustainable stewardship such as solar and wind power and water catchment systems.

To make your tax credit donation to help fund the Habitat at Glassford Hill Middle School visit http://highlandscenter.org/programs/schoolyard-habitat-program for forms and information.

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