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Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Activities Announcements for additional events and detail (includes other Natural Resources Parks/Events):

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Many programs are free.  Those with a fee are generally only $5/person or you can purchase an annual pass for $50.  To register for a program that requires a fee, go to: http://webcms.pima.gov/government/natural_resources_parks_and_recreation/. and select "Register Now".  If you have any questions, you can email Pima County Environmental Education at:  eeducation@pima.gov

 Programs fill up quickly, so make your reservations soon.

NATURAL WONDERS IN THE PARK (Agua Caliente Park Specific-may include a couple non-Agua Caliente Park)  - June 2017  (See Below for July & August 2017 Programs and Ranch House Gallery Artists)

June 2017

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to look for summer birds of the Sonoran Desert such as warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles, and vireos. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome.
Date: Every Thursday in June
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Desert Night Shift

What: While most people are tucked in bed, our desert comes alive! Join Pima County naturalists on an easy hike to discover “who” is out and about in the desert at night. Learn why many animals, and even some plants, are nocturnal and how they manage life in the dark. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information contact: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, or 520-615-7855.
Reservations not required.

Exploring Aquatic Life

What: Discover the diversity of life that inhabits the ponds at Agua Caliente Park. Use nets, skimmers and buckets to collect aquatic life. Then watch the water come to life under the microscope. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, June 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Lizards of Agua Caliente Park

What: Join us as we search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Dragons and Damsels of Agua Caliente Park

What: Come explore the amazing world of dragonflies and damselflies at Agua Caliente Park. Join naturalist Jeff Babson for a close-up look at these incredible insects and learn about their identification, biology, and conservation. All ages welcome.
Date: Monday, June 19
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, or 520-615-7855.

Lizards of Agua Caliente Park

What: Join us as we search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 854749
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: Celebrating the Southwest; Contemporary representational and whimsical watercolor and acrylic paintings by local artist Deb Harclerode.
Date: May 13 – June 7
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Hours: November – April: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. May – October: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free.

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: Color Explosion by Carol Lucas: Concise reductive-style paintings using design, bright colors and contours to transform the subject into a powerful image invoking a sensation or emotion. Simplified yet complex.
Date: June 10 – July 5
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Hours: November – April: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. May – October: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

July 2017

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to look for summer birds of the Sonoran Desert such as warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles, and vireos. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome.
Date: Every Thursday in July
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Full Moon Nature Walk

What: Join a Pima County naturalist for this easy two-hour nature walk. We will send off the sun and welcome the moon as we stroll the trails of this nature preserve. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a flashlight. Ages 12 and up.
Date: Sunday, July 9
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Lizards of Agua Caliente Park

What: Join us as we search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. All ages welcome.
Date: Wednesday, July 12 & July 19
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Bugs and Blacklights

What: Celebrate National Moth Week and explore nighttime nature. Pima County naturalists set up a black light to see what moths, beetles, and other animals pay us a visit. Come and see the remarkable nocturnal insect diversity of the Sonoran Desert. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Children free. Adults free with Membership, Non-Member Adult $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information contact: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov, or 520-615-7855.

Water Walk at Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to discover how water moves through the landscape, beginning with our namesake spring. All ages welcome. Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House

Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Hours: 
November - April:
 Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                         
May - October:  Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: Color Explosion by Carol Lucas: Concise reductive-style paintings using design, bright colors and contours to transform the subject into a powerful image invoking a sensation or emotion. Simplified yet complex.
Date: June 10 – July 5
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Hours: May – October: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855 

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: Living River of Words: Local children share their view of the natural world in this exhibition of award winning poetry and mixed media art.
Date: July 8 – August 16
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Hours: May – October: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

August 2017

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to look for summer birds of the Sonoran Desert such as warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles, and vireos. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome.
Date: Every Thursday in August
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Lizards of Agua Caliente Park

What: Join us as we search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. All ages welcome.
Date: Wednesday, August 9
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Batapalooza

What: Explore the fascinating lives of bats through hands-on family fun activities. Observe live bats up close after sunset as wildlife biologists from Arizona Game and Fish Department catch and release bats as part of an ongoing study. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, August 12
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information contact: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Lizards of Agua Caliente Park

What: Join us as we search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, August 19
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Lizards of Agua Caliente Park

What: Join us as we search for whiptail, spiny, ornate tree, and other lizards that roam Agua Caliente Park. Binoculars are available for use or bring your own. All ages welcome.
Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Water Walk at Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to discover how water moves through the landscape, beginning with our namesake spring. All ages welcome.
Date: Tuesday, August 29
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: On the Wild Side - Wildlife Art by Ted Fleming and Theresa Rodriguez featuring art by photographs, paintings and scratchboard images of animals from the U.S. Southwest as well as from several iconic habitats from around the world.
Date: August 19 – September 20
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Hours: May – October: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-615-7855

September 2017

September events will be updated late August 2017.  In the meantime, for additional information, please visit the Pima County NRPR Website at:  www.pima.gov/nrpr.

Other Activities

Audubon Nature Shop Hours:  Call for specific hours -- Phone: (520) 760-7881.