Programs & Events
Oracle State Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop at Oracle State Park
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.