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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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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) 
August - October 2018 + Ranch House Gallery Artists

August
2018

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to see a variety of birds 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 520-724-5375

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, August 17
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.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

Bat Biology Workshop

What: Bats are amazing mammals. They are the only mammals capable of flight, are able to capture small insects in flight in total darkness and very diverse in species, diet, and lifestyle. Join us for an in-depth presentation of these remarkable, but sometimes misunderstood, creatures. Some of the topics we will cover include bat diversity, echolocation, diet, migration/hibernation, and other facets of bat biology in preparation for our upcoming outdoor bat programs. All ages welcome
Date: Friday, August 17
Time: 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: $10 with membership. $15 Non-member fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

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 18
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 520-724-5375

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. Pima County Naturalists will give presentations on the remarkable echolocation abilities of bats. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, August 18
Time: 6:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: Free. Registration not required.
For more information contact: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

Family Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Join an all-ages walk for beginning birders to explore the diversity of birds found in our area. Identify birds by shape, plumage, and behavior, and learn how to use binoculars and field guides. Loaner binoculars available.
Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: 7:30 a.m. 9:00 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 520-724-5375

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. All ages welcome.
Date: July 26- August 22
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 520-724-5375

 Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: Connected: Nature stories told by Shannon Sullivan through photographs printed on paper, glass, canvas and wood.
Date: August 25-September 26
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 520-724-5375

September 2018

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to see birds such as warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles, and vireos. With fall migration, there may be some surprises!  Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome.
Date: Every Thursday in September
Time: 8:00 a.m. 9:30 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

Prickly Pear Harvest Workshop

What: Enjoy the bounty of the desert as we harvest the sweet and succulent fruit of the prickly pear cactus. Learn about the many uses for prickly pear cactus, check out cochineal bugs, make prickly pear juice, and enjoy some ice cream with prickly pear syrup. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, September 8
Time:
9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.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.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

Butterfly Biology Workshop

What: Butterflies are the worlds most popular and beloved insects. This workshop begins with a presentation on the biology and diversity of butterflies, including tips to identify them. After a short bring your own lunch break, we will employ our new skills to observe and identify butterflies in the park. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: $10 with membership. $15 Non-member fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

 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, September 15
Time: 7:00 p.m. 9:00 p.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 520-724-5375

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, September 21
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.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park

What: Enjoy a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of Agua Caliente Park to gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. 10:00 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 520-724-5375

 Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: Connected: Nature stories told by Shannon Sullivan through photographs printed on paper, glass, canvas and wood.
Date: August 25-September 26
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 520-724-5375

October 2018

Birding Agua Caliente Park

What: Take a guided walk to see birds such as warblers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, orioles, and vireos. With fall migration, there may be some surprises!  Loaner binoculars available. All ages welcome.
Date: Every Thursday in October
Time: 8:00 a.m. 9:30 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

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, October 13
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.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

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, October 19
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.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

Dragonfly Biology Workshop

What: Dragonflies are ancient insects, spectacular in their flying abilities, coloration, and behavior. This workshop begins with a classroom introduction to the biology, classification, and identification of these remarkable animals. Following a short bring your own lunch break, we will head to the ponds to see what species we observe and practice our newly acquired identification skills. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road 85749
Cost: $10 with membership. $15 Non-member fee. Online registration required.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

 Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park

What: Enjoy a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of Agua Caliente Park to gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site. All ages welcome.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. 10:00 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 520-724-5375

Full Moon Wander

What: Join a Pima County naturalist to walk the gentle trails of Agua Caliente Park as the sun sets and 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: Wednesday, October 24
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.
For more information: www.pima.gov/nrpr, eeducation@pima.gov or 520-724-5375

Agua Caliente Park Ranch House Gallery

What: This Abiding Place Steven Phillips exhibits a collection of linocut prints that capture the power, beauty and wild diversity of the Sonoran Desert.
Date: September 29-October 31
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

Other Activities

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