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National Parks Store Events 2018

March 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The National Parks Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. To register, call 520-622-6014. These events are happening at the Parks Store in January and February 2018.

Sunday, March 4 at 2 PM only
Noctrane, a progressive bluegrass ensemble, explores the dynamic rhythms and sonic landscapes of bluegrass, jazz, and roots music with a blend of original compositions as well as jazz and bluegrass classics. $12 members/$15 nonmembers. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. To purchase tickets, please call 520-622-6014.

Visit The National Parks Store at the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books
The University of Arizona
Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11
9:30 AM—5:30 PM each day
The National Parks Store and Hubbell Trading Post are heading to the 2018 Tucson Festival of Books! With author panel discussions, the Junior Ranger Jamboree, shopping opportunities, and more, there’s something for everyone in The National Park Experience Pavilion. Come join us in front of the UA Main Library.

Traditional Wild-Harvested Foods of Sonoran Desert People
Saturday, March 3 at 2 PM only
Ethnobotanist Martha Burgess discusses edible desert plants, the cultures who were dependent on them, and how you can incorporate them into your own food today. See and taste a variety of plants, including saguaro, mesquite, cholla, and more.

NPS 101
Wednesday, March 7 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Charles “Butch” Farabee was part of the National Park Service (NPS) for 34 years. Hear all the ins and outs of this agency from an insider: What’s the difference between a national park and a national monument? How are parks organized? Who works in the parks? Bring your questions and be ready to learn!

Saturday, March 10
There will be no program on Saturday, March 10. Come visit The National Parks Store at the Tucson Festival of Books!

Sunday, March 11
Store closed for the Arizona Distance Classic.

Winter in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Wednesday, March 14 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Shari and Richard Thompson have made several winter visits to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a large area surrounding Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. See a fully narrated high-definition video of their trips and learn all about this fascinating ecosystem.

Audubon Lecture Series: How to Identify Birds of Prey
Saturday, March 17 at 12 PM only
Hear tips on how to identify birds of prey, which can be challenging to spot, direct from professional ornithologist and wildlife photographer Stephen Vaughan. Learn simple characteristics and a formula to help you in your birding endeavors. The Tucson Audubon Society will be holding an optional field trip to the Tubac Hawk Watch at Ron Morriss Park the next day. For more information about the field trip, please visit the Tucson Audubon Society website here.

Herps & Perps: The Black Market Trade of Arizona Reptiles
Sunday, March 18 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Herpetologist Dr. Cecil Schwalbe dives into the black market trade of Arizona wildlife, focusing on a series of sting operations in the 1980s. From Gila monsters and ridge-nosed rattlesnakes to cobras, Gaboon vipers, and green mambas, you’ll be amazed at the animals involved-and how quickly a state investigation can go international.

Why a Will? Why an Estate?
Tuesday, March 20 at 11 AM only
Have you planned for your future? Prepared what you will leave behind? Presenter Robby Adamson, a partner at the law firm of Duffield Adamson & Helenbolt, P.C., specializes in estate planning (wills and trusts). He will share his knowledge and answer your questions. Join us to receive information to help you thoughtfully prepare for your future and the legacy you will leave behind. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. To RSVP call Angela Sanchez, WNPA Development Coordinator, at 520-789-7404 or email [email protected]

Native Basketry Trunk Show
Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25
10 AM–5 PM each day
Join American Indian crafts expert Terry DeWald as he explains the history and artistry of a wide variety of antique and contemporary baskets. Learn about the use of these baskets as well as how basketry has evolved before perusing an assortment of baskets for sale. Weaving demonstrations by Tohono O’odham artists Fred and Della Cruz on Saturday, March 24 only. Talks by Terry DeWald at 11 AM and 2 PM both days.

Sunday, April 1
Store closed for Easter Sunday.

There will be a pause in programming beginning April 2, 2018 due to construction at the WNPA Home Office. Please check back for updates.


March 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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