Programs & Events

Oracle State Park

Phenology Bingo

Saturday, September 9, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join a Talk and Walk with plant specialist, Hilary Cox. Meet in the Kannally Ranch House living room for a 45-minute Powerpoint slideshow to learn more about the National Phenology Program that allows public participation in scientific research, connecting people with nature to benefit our changing planet.

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Common Butterflies in Southern Arizona

Saturday, October 7, 2017   3:00 pm.

Join butterfly enthusiast, Larry Fellows, of the South-Eastern Arizona Butterfly Association for a Powerpoint slideshow presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House.

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Ocean Conservation in the Sonoran Desert Region

October 8, 2017   12:30-1:30pm

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is currently in the process of focusing their interpretive and conservation efforts by educating the public about ocean conservation. Join Julie Xelowski-Brooker, Marine Biology Education Specialist for the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, who will also share details of the museum’s new Stingray Touch Exhibit.

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Birding/Wildlife Event and Camporee to Benefit Audubon Chapters

October 13-15, 2017

Support your local Audubon Society chapters and come to the Birding/Wildlife Event and Camporee at Arizona Zipline Adventures in Oracle, AZ.

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Friends of Oracle State Park Fall Party

October 14, 2017   3:00-6:00pm

Arizona Craft Distillers Guild will be at Oracle State Park for the afternoon, to offer a variety of tastings of adult beverages – beer, wine and spirits – created around the state.

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Mineralogy Program

October 21, 2017   12:00pm

Join local mineralogist, Wolfgang Mueller, for his presentation in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House. Topics include gems, minerals, and the copper industry of Arizona.

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Poetry, Live Music, and Book Signing

October 29, 2017   12:30-4:00pm

From the living room of the Kannally Ranch House, Heidi Blankenship inspires thought while evoking adventure. Her new book "Memorizing Shadows; Inspiration from the Arizona Trail" will be available at the event.

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Music in the Park

October 29, 2017   2:00-4:00pm

Eric Schaffer and the Troublemakers perform a unique blend of Alternative Folk/Americana with great harmonies.

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Bird Talk and Guided Walk

November 4, 2017   3:00-5:30pm

After her one-hour presentation in the Kannally Ranch House living room, Kathy Anderson takes participants outside to fully experience her new program “Woodpeckers and Wrens”.

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Birding and Breakfast

November 5, 2017   7:30am

Kathy Anderson offers an early morning guided bird walk followed by a special breakfast offering on the patio of the Kannally Ranch House, courtesy of the Friends of Oracle State Park.

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Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Oracle State Park

December 2017

Make a holiday wreath out of natural, locally-sourced plant materials gathered around the park. Visitors usually can't take natural materials from the park, so make the most of this rare opportunity.

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