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National Parks Store: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Learn about the unique natural and cultural stories of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

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Learn about the unique natural and cultural stories of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.  Organ Pipe was set aside as a monument in 1937, and preserves a unique section of the Sonoran Desert. It’s also a UNESCO biosphere reserve! Here you can see distinct plants and fauna that thrive off the sub-tropical moisture of the Gulf of California, just 65 miles away. The 500 square mile monument also preserves an impressive human story that stretches back over 12,000 years, and preserves some of the oldest signs of human culture in the region. Tips on how to plan a trip will also be shared; it’s only a three-hour, seven-minute drive from the National Park Store to Organ Pipe.

Scott Babinowich is an interpretive park ranger at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. He has been a park ranger for 10 years working all across the western states.  As a park ranger, he has been lucky enough to explore uncharted caves, live in the bottom of the Grand Canyon, and hike across pristine glaciers. He and his family have lived in Arizona for 7 years.

Presentations at 12 PM & 2 PM.

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Event Tags: Arizona, culture, educational, environment, free, NPS, organ pipe, presentation

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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