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National Parks Store 2018
August 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC-7
The National Parks Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service since 1938. All events require a reservation unless otherwise noted. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.
The National Parks Store will be closed Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.
Exploring the Desert
Wednesday, August 29 at 12 & 2 PM
Photography enthusiast Doris Evans presents an illuminating talk about common desert questions like “Which animal ate that cactus?” with the aid of her photographs.
Crater Lake and Beyond: Land of Fire and Ice
Wednesday, September 5 at 12 & 2 PM
Jim Turner, author of Crater Lake and Beyond: Land of Fire and Ice, has all the information on Crater Lake and parks in the surrounding area like Oregon Caves, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mount Shasta, and more. Learn about Crater Lake, how it was formed, and the human and natural history of the area.
Hummingbirds: Flying Jewels of Arizona
Saturday, September 8 12 PM Only
Karen Krebbs oversaw the hummingbirds of the Sonoran Desert region exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for 15 years and will share her knowledge of captive and wild hummingbirds.
With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall
Wednesday, September 12 at 12 PM Only
Environmental historian Scott Einberger presents a talk about his second book, With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall.Learn more about this former US Secretary of the Interior who established dozens of national park units, among many other accomplishments.
The Story of Faraway Ranch
Saturday, September 15 at 12 PM Only
National Park Service ranger Suzanne Moody tells the story of Faraway Ranch and the Erickson family—Swedish immigrants who settled the land and campaigned for Chiricahua National Monument.
Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway, Part 1
Saturday, August 18 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Filmmaker Brandon Wade will take you on an epic adventure in part one of Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway. Join us to find out about the 5,000-mile route that connected all 12 national parks in 1920. Running time: 56 minutes
Secrets of the Sonoran Desert
Wednesday, August 22 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Secrets of the Sonoran Desert explores the unique wildlife and weather of our own Sonoran Desert, home to Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Running time: 70 minutes.
Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway, Part 2
Saturday, August 25 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Part two of Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway delves further into the history of the park-to-park highway of 1920 and includes the stories “Land of the Giant Trees” and “The Great American Road Trip.” Running time: 58 minutes
The National Parks: Beyond the Crowds
Saturday, September 1 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Celebrate public lands by learning about some of our lesser-known National Park Service units! Take a journey on the road less traveled to sites that offer dark skies, captivating stories, natural wonders—and fewer crowds to share them with. Running time: 56 minutes