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National Parks Store Summer Events

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm MST

The National Parks Store is operated by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service since 1938.
Click here to download a PDF of our August events.
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. Please arrive early. Seats will be forfeited five minutes prior to presentations.
Monsoon Mysteries
Wednesday, August 7 at 12 PM only

Join Sandy Reith from Pima County Natural Resources to wash away the mysteries of monsoons! Learn all about this weather phenomenon and the way plants and animals respond.

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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Secrets of the Sonoran Desert
Saturday, August 3 at 12 PM only

Witness the spectacular sights and sounds and discover the plants and animals that make the Sonoran Desert—including Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument—a fascinating place.

Running time: 70 minutes

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
Part 1: The Scripture of Nature
Saturday, August 10 at 12 PM only

In part one of Ken Burns’ six-part film series, learn about the exploration that led Congress to create the world’s first national park, Yellowstone, in 1872.

Running time: 113 minutes

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea 
Part 2: The Last Refuge
Wednesday, August 14 at 12 PM only

Continue your expedition in part two of Ken Burns’ six-part series! Learn about some of conservation’s greatest champions: Theodore Roosevelt, who created parks and wildlife refuges, and John Muir, who fought to save Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park.

Running time: 131 minutes

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea 
Part 3: The Empire of Grandeur
Saturday, August 17 at 12 PM only

Learn about Stephen Mather and his right-hand man, Horace Albright, who launched a campaign to publicize the national parks as a unified system and persuade Congress to create a single agency to oversee it in part three of Ken Burns’ six-part series.

Running time: 114 minutes

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea 
Part 4: Going Home
Wednesday, August 21 at 12 PM only

As the nation entered the 1920s, Stephen Mather and Horace Albright tried to attract more Americans to national parks, and Horace Kephart and George Masa launched a campaign to save the Smoky Mountains. Learn more in part four of Ken Burns’ six-part film series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

Running time: 117 minutes

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea 
Part 5: Great Nature
Wednesday, August 28 at 12 PM only

Part five of Ken Burns’ six-part series focuses on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s efforts to expand the National Park System to include battlefields and other historic sites as well as his creation of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Also hear the stories of George Melendez Wright, who fought to protect wildlife, and Chiura Obata, who found inspiration for his art in Yosemite National Park.

Running time: 116 minutes

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea 
Part 6: The Morning of Creation
Saturday, August 31 at 12 PM only

Join us for the riveting conclusion of Ken Burns’ six-part series! After World II the nation began placing more demands on the national parks, putting them in danger of being “loved to death.” Learn how conservationists mobilized to protect these pristine places for everyone, for all time.

Running time: 113 minutes

This presentation is free but requires a reservation. To request a reservation, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours beginning one week prior to the event.

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Saturday, August 24
Thank you to our annual Kiva Room sponsor!

Details

Start:
Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am MST
End:
Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm MST
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Venue

National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Drive
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Phone:
520-622-6014
Website:
http://www.wnpa.org/event

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