About Our Auction
WANDER THE WILD is the signature annual fundraiser to benefit the Highlands Center for Natural History. Typically an in-person outdoor and indoor event, this year's auction begins with an online auction and ends with a live auction at the Windmill House in Chino Valley Arizona! Participants unable to attend the live auction can place proxy bids to continue competing for items at the live event.
WE ARE AMAZED AND GRATEFUL at the outpouring of donations for our auction! The Highlands Center staff and Wander the Wild committee members have added a wide variety of NEW PACKAGES.
ALL PROFITS from the auction directly fund youth educational programs which enrich 10,000 children annually and provide scholarships for children and elementary school classes to attend outdoor programs based on exploration and discovery at our site in the Prescott National Forest. The auction features outdoor experiential packages, travel to exciting destinations, educational field trips, nature inspired works of art by local artists and much more! With local, regional, national, and international experiences and destinations, the auction offers something for everyone!
A value-filled auction for a worthy cause...IT'S FOR THE KIDS! And, if you do not feel like taking part in the auction, you can simply DONATE to the Highlands Center from the green button on the upper right of this landing page.
A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU, OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, DONORS, AND BIDDERS, for your enthusiastic support of our auction and the youth educational programs at the Highlands Center for Natural History!
We can't do it without you, and WE APPRECIATE YOU to the moon and beyond!
Winning bidders will be notified by 32Auctions at the conclusion of the auction and you will be asked to pay through their system per their invoice. Upon confirmation of payment, you will be contacted by the Highlands Center to arrange how to receive your auction items.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds will be given after bidding has closed and payment has been made. Please make note of expiration dates before bidding.
Payment is to be made through the 32Auctions site. You will receive an emailed invoice and a receipt after payment. YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR PAID RECEIPT TO PICK UP OR RECEIVE DELIVERY OF ITEMS YOU HAVE WON OR PURCHASED.
About Highlands Center for Natural History
The Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH) helps children and adults discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land. Established in 1996, the HCNH is a science-based non-profit organization developed to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the natural wonders of the Central Highlands in Arizona.
Operating on an 80-acre campus near Lynx Lake through a Special Use Permit with Prescott National Forest, the Highlands Center is a hub for lifelong learning, designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature through on and offsite programs reaching over 15,000 children and adults each year.
The Center is supported by volunteers, memberships, educational programs, outdoor entertainment, and generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and community partners.
Live Event Information
The Highlands Center for Natural History’s 13th annual Wander the Wild Auction will start with an online auction from September 29 – October 2 and culminate with a live, outdoor auction at the Windmill House in Chino Valley on October 3. Tickets available at highlandscenter.org/wander-the-wild/.