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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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             January 2019             February 2019                            

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) 
January - February 2019 + Ranch House Gallery Artists

January 2019

The January & February Lecture Series begins in January 2019 (see below)

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to see a variety of birds such as ducks, raptors, woodpeckers, and more. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome. 
Dates: Every Thursday in January
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.

Sparrow ID Workshop

What: Sparrows are common birds of fields and thickets throughout North America. However, they pose significant challenges when it comes to identifying them. Learn techniques to better identify these tricky birds. Ages 12 and up.
Date: Saturday, January 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749 
Cost: $10 with Membership, Non-Member $15 fee. Online registration required.

Pima County's Natural Resources Conservation Initiatives

What: After three years of planning and hundreds of meetings a visionary plan emerged, known as the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. Natural Resources Superintendent Brian Powell, presents the history of conservation in Pima County and what it means today. All ages welcome. 
Date: Sunday, January 20
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.

Tucson History: From Cavemen to Condos

What: Join historian Jim Turner for a whirlwind history tour that covers it all, from the first irrigation canals to the Spanish fort, the Mexican-American and Civil Wars, the coming of the railroad, General Pershing and Pancho Villa, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War population boom, and into the Space Age with its rockets and telescopes.All ages welcome.
Date: Sunday, January 27
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.

February 2019

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to see a variety of birds such as ducks, raptors, woodpeckers, and more. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome. 
Date: Every Thursday in February
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.

Cochineal Workshop 

What: Learn about the use of cochineal insects found on prickly pear cacti to make a brilliant red dye. Together we dye yarn and weave into friendship bracelets. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Children free.Adults $10 with Membership, Non-Member Adult $15 fee. Online registration required.

Stargazing Agua Caliente Park

What: Explore the wonder and unfold the mysteries of the night sky.Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association volunteers provide an introduction to the night sky and set up telescopes for celestial viewing. Feel free to bring your lawn chair. All ages welcome. Weather permitting. 
Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required. 

 The Earliest Apache in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments

What: Dr. Deni Seymour, internationally recognized authority on protohistoric, Native American, and Spanish colonial archaeology and ethnohistory, provides new insights into a western route into the southern Southwest and the presence of the earliest ancestral Apache three centuries earlier than previously thought.
Date: Sunday, February 10
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.

Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour at Agua Caliente Park 

What: Join us for child-friendly fun as we learn about nature through stories, crafts, and games. Explore a new nature topic each month. Children ages 3-5 with an adult companion. 
Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 10:30 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.

Owl Identification Class

What: Owls are fascinating, nocturnal birds that are full of mystery. In this class, we explore North America's owls and how to identify them by sight and sound. Ages 12 and up.
Date: Saturday, February 16
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749 
Cost: $10 with Membership, Non-Member $15 fee. Online registration required.

 Agua Caliente Park and the Safe Harbor Agreement For Native Fish

What: Join Ross Timmons, native fish biologist with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, to learn about Arizona's native fish, efforts to restore native fish populations, and planned introductions of Gila topminnow at Agua Caliente Park ponds. 
Date: Sunday, February 17
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.

Full Moon Wander

What: Join a Pima County naturalist to walk the gentle trails of Agua Caliente Park as the full moon rises. Nature reveals another side in the night hours; there is always something to discover! Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and a flashlight. Ages 12 and up. 
Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.

 Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Hours: November - April: Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

January 12-February 13: Reflections of Nature: An exhibit of paintings and mosaics by artist Sue Betanzos. Sue specializes in animals and the natural world and her love of nature is evident in her depictions of the flora and fauna of Arizona and the Southwest.

February 16-March 13: In the Steps of the Masters: The power and allure of the West's landscapes, people and culture is captured in this new exhibit by the members of Club Camera Tucson.

Other Activities

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