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National Parks Store: The Breathing Earth


Join presenter Ron Bridgemon, Sr. as he explains the wonders of the mysterious Wupatki Blowholes and shares images and research.

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Human lungs inhale and exhale thereby transmitting air into and out of our bodies. Given the right conditions, the Earth can “breathe” too. How exactly does a planet breathe? Join presenter Ron Bridgemon, Sr. as he explains the wonders of the mysterious Wupatki Blowholes and shares images and research.

A blowhole is a small opening in the ground connected to extensive cracks in the earth through which air will blow out or draw in–a kind of natural fan or vacuum. Wupatki National Monument is home to several known blowholes; one can be seen at the end of the Wupatki Pueblo interpretive trail. For a passage only several inches across, the blowhole generates enormous interest. Perhaps the mysterious nature of holes and the abyss stirs our imagination. After all, no one knows for sure what is down there. Many blowhole sites at this location are associated with prehistoric habitation, which is thought to be more than coincidental.

Presentations at 12 PM & 2 PM.



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Event Tags: American Indian, Arizona, beathe, blowhole, educational, environment, free, history, National Monument, presentation, Wupatki

Date:
Wednesday, April 6
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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