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National Parks Store: At Home in a Cactus


Join Interpretation and Education Ranger Anna Arsic from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for a kid and family-friendly program!

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Join Interpretation and Education Ranger Anna Arsic from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument for a kid and family-friendly program! Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument serves as a much needed home for hundreds of species of the most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in North America—the Sonoran Desert. While plants and animals must contend with extreme temperatures, intense sun, and little rainfall; many thrive on interdependent relationships. The 26 species of cactus within the monument provide food, water, and shelter to a countless number of animals. Learn how threatened and endangered species including the Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Lesser Long-nosed Bat, and Sonoran Pronghorn depend on cacti for their survival.

Interpretation and Education Park Ranger Anna Arsic has worked with the National Park Service at Arches National Park in Southeast Utah and Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina. Her favorite part of the job is connecting local students with the natural world.

Presentations at 12 PM & 2 PM.



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Event Tags: animals, Arizona, culture, environment, family, free, kids, NPS, Sonoran Desert, the West, Tucson

Date:
Saturday, August 13
Time:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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