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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AT AGUA CALIENTE PARK

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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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             December 2018             January 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) 
December 2018 - January 2019 + Ranch House Gallery Artists

December 2018

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to see a variety of birds, including waterfowl, raptors, sparrows, and many others. Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome.
Date: Every Thursday in December
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.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

 Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: Fiber Art Quilts: Bill Meek and Denny Peterson create quilts inspired by the landscape, architecture, people, and animals of the American southwest.
Date: December 8-January 9
Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Hours: November April: Wednesday Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 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 520-724-5375

January 2019

The January & February Lecture Series begins Sunday January 6, 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.

Stargazing Agua Caliente Park

What: 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, January 5 
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required. 

 Cowpokes, Crooks, and Cactus: Arizona in the Movies 

What: From the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics, others, such as Billy Jack and Evolution, surely less so. Gregory McNamee, a frequent contributor on film to the Encyclopedia Britannica and former columnist for the Hollywood Reporter, looks at the Grand Canyon State on the silver screen. All ages welcome. 
Date: Sunday, January 6
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.

Oh, the Shape We're In: How Arizona and the Western States Got their Borders

What: Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, "manifest destiny", gold strikes, treaties, purchases of land, railroads and wars are just a few of the names and reasons Arizona ended up with its current-day borders. Author and historical geographer Barbara Jaquay discusses how the southern western states and Arizona's borders were decided.
Date: Sunday, January 13
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.

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.

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

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

December 8-January 9: Fiber Art Quilts: Bill Meek and Denny Peterson create quilts inspired by the landscape, architecture, people, and animals of the American southwest.

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.

Other Activities

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