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Outdoor Learning

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It has been said that "Life is for Learning."  Could there be a better classroom than the great outdoors?  The Prescott National Forest offers many types of educational experiences and resources for students, teachers, parents, and "kids" of ALL ages.  From the accessible nature trail at historic Groom Creek Schoolhouse, to programs at the Highlands Center for Natural History and the Walnut Creek Center for Education & Research, to learning skills hands-on by participating in a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities--people can learn a lot from the forest!

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