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Wednesday, April  23 at 12PM & 2PM
Arizona’s National Parks and Monuments

Presented by Donna and George Hartz

Arizona has more national parks and monuments than any other state. Join these longtime activists for historical and natural preservation for a talk on their new book about some of Arizona’s best places.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Friday, April  25 at 12PM & 2PM
A Spring Concert: Classical Guitar and Piano

Performed by Michael Lich and Ji Sun Lee

Internationally acclaimed musicians Michael Lich and Ji Sun Lee perform a riveting duo concert featuring classics such as Debussy’s Reverie, Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major for Guitar, and more. This splendid show is sure to capture the imagination of music lovers.

$12 WNPA members/$15 nonmembers. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. To purchase call 622-6014 or go to wnpa.org.



Saturday, April  26 at 12PM & 2PM
Amazing Arachnids

Presented by Jeff Babson

Many people fear spiders, scorpions, and daddy-longlegs (no, they’re not spiders), but arachnids have a proud and important place in the ecosystem. This presentation introduces you to the fascinating world of arachnids—if you dislike spiders and scorpions, come to this talk!

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Wednesday, April  30 at 12PM & 2PM
TIQ SLO’W: The Making of a Modern-Day Chief

Presented by Mary Louise Contini Gordon

TIQ SLO’W (pronounced Teek Slō) is Charlie Cooke’s Chumash name. Its meaning, eye of the eagle, is apropos. In the 1960s, Charlie envisioned an integration of environmental preservation with native heritage restoration—regardless of tribe. Come learn about this modern-day chief!

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Thursday, May  1 at to Saturday, May 31, 2014
Monthly Kiva Gallery Exhibit: My West

Presented by artist Vita Rose

This show represents Vita’s effort to communicate the beauty and ineffable mystery of the desert. The exhibit is available for public viewing all month except during scheduled events. An open reception will be held May 10 from 3:30–5PM.

No reservations required for the exhibit or the reception.



Saturday, May  3 at 12PM & 2PM
Oracle State Park

Presented by Jim Walsh

Oracle State Park offers a 4,000-acre wildlife refuge, fifteen miles of trails, and the historic Kannally Ranch House—not to mention cooler summer temperatures. Come learn about this new Arizona state park!

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Wednesday, May  7 at 12PM & 2PM
Secrets of the Spotted Cats

Pinau Merlin

Though rarely seen in the shadows of the night, both jaguars and ocelots live here in Arizona. Join Pinau Merlin of the UA/USGS Jaguar Survey and Monitoring Project for an insider look into the natural history, ecology, and conservation of these beautiful cats.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Saturday, May  10 at 12PM & 2PM--75 minutes
The Mardy Murie Story: Arctic Dance

Documentary film by Craighead Evironmental Research Institute

Discover the definitive film biography of an exceptional woman, with photographs, footage, and her writings from her years in Alaska lobbying for wilderness conservation.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Monday, May  12 at to Saturday May 17
Insider Tour: Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Hosted by Gwinn Vivian

Discover Chaco Canyon with archaeologist Gwinn Vivian. Camp in the canyon, hike and study the monumental ruins. Gwinn will explore the theories that surround this mysterious culture, as well as the connection between Chaco culture and astronomy in this designated “dark sky” park.

$945 WNPA members/$990 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, and entrance fees. Limited to 11 participants. To purchase call 520-622-6014 or go to wnpa.org.



Wednesday, May  14 at 12PM & 2PM
A Woman Forest Fire Fighter in Parks

Presented by Linda Strader

When hired as a forest fire fighter in 1976, women in such challenging jobs were simply not accepted. Linda talks about what it meant to be a woman in this thrilling—and terrifying—traditionally male career.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Saturday, May  17 at 12PM & 2PM
Chiricahua Mountains: History and Nature

Presented by William Ascarza

Inhabited by Apaches and then homesteaders, miners, and more; with elevations above nine thousand feet, dense vegetation and unique rock formations, the Chiricahua Mountains are a unique wildlife refuge and natural botanic reserve. Join author William Ascarza as he discusses the natural and human history of this magnificent mountain range.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Wednesday, May  21 at 12PM & 2PM
Pima Prickly Park & Cactus Rescue

Presented by Jessie Byrd

Jessie will introduce her audience to this nine-acre desert park dedicated to highlighting prickly pear, cholla, and other cacti. Many of the cacti and succulents in Pima Prickly Park were salvaged from development by the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Rescue Crew.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Saturday, May  24 at 12PM & 2PM
Those Who Came Before

Film by Western National Parks Association

Let Those Who Came Before: Southwestern Archeology in the National Park System transport you to some of the most spectacular archeological sites in the American Southwest, where the compelling cultural legacy of pre-Columbian Puebloan peoples has been unearthed and preserved.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Wednesday, May  28 at 12PM & 2PM
Let’s Explore the Desert!

Presented by Doris Evans

Join naturalist and author Doris Evans for a close-up look at the wonders of our great desert world. Doris answers questions such as “what plants are good to eat,” “what if I see a wild pig,” and “are those snake holes.”

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Friday, May  30 at to Sunday, June 1, 2014
Insider Tour: Creative Writing Inspired by Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Hosted by Christopher Cokinos

Write your own work of genius! Literary nonfiction author Christopher Cokinos leads exercises designed to help get your creative cogs in gear. In addition to the archaeological wonders of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, visit a world-class collection of pre-Columbian Mimbres pottery in Silver City, New Mexico, and tour the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona.

$525 WNPA members/$570 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, and entrance fees. To purchase call 520-622-6014 or go to wnpa.org.



Saturday, May  31 at 12PM only
Beginning Nature Journaling: Explore the Outdoors

Presented by Beth Krueger

introduction to the Sonoran Desert ecosystem. Participants will gain hands-on experience journaling with an instructor.

For reservations please call during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.



Thursday, July  10 at
Insider Tour: Curator's Tour of the Arizona State Museum



Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. This curator’s tour takes us inside the vaults and into other areas normally off-limits to the public. ASM is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is the home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery and basketry. Don’t worry about parking or construction—just relax and appreciate the collections.

$85 WNPA members/$95 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, lunch, and curator-led museum fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Thursday, July  24 at
Insider Tour: Curator's Tour of the Arizona State Museum



Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. This curator’s tour takes us inside the vaults and into other areas normally off-limits to the public. ASM is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is the home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery and basketry. Don’t worry about parking or construction—just relax and appreciate the collections.

$85 WNPA members/$95 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, lunch, and curator-led museum fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Thursday, August  7 at
Insider Tour: Curator's Tour of the Arizona State Museum



Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. This curator’s tour takes us inside the vaults and into other areas normally off-limits to the public. ASM is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is the home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery and basketry. Don’t worry about parking or construction—just relax and appreciate the collections.

$85 WNPA members/$95 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, lunch, and curator-led museum fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Thursday, August  21 at
Insider Tour: Curator's Tour of the Arizona State Museum



Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. This curator’s tour takes us inside the vaults and into other areas normally off-limits to the public. ASM is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is the home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery and basketry. Don’t worry about parking or construction—just relax and appreciate the collections.

$85 WNPA members/$95 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, lunch, and curator-led museum fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Wednesday, September  17 at to Friday, September 19, 2014
Insider Tour: Archaeoastronomy of Arizona



Explore the heavens of Arizona’s ancient inhabitants and unearth the mystery of how they followed the thread of seasonal change. From a home base in the red rock backdrop of peaceful Sedona, visit Casa Grande Ruins, Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki, and Tuzigoot National Monuments, and explore the ambiance of northern Arizona.

$575 WNPA members/$620 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, and entrance fees.



Tuesday, October  21 at to Thursday, October 23, 2014
Insider Tour: Canyon de Chelly National Monument & Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site



Travel the sacred and colorful landscape of the Navajo Nation as we explore Canyon de Chelly—an area that has been continuously inhabited for 5,000 years. Take a jeep tour in the canyon and enjoy an evening of storytelling and music with canyon resident William Yazzie. This tour also features a stop at Hubbell Trading Post and a behind-the-scenes curator’s tour of the Hubbell home.

$650 WNPA members/$695 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, and entrance fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



 

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