Programs & Events

Oracle State Park

Cattle and Grasslands: A History of Ranching in Southeastern Arizona

February 25, 2017   February 25, 2017

Presenter Robin Pinto is a historian who will speak about ecological, political and economic issues and events that influence the history of cattle and ranching in southeastern Arizona.

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Guided Bird Walk

February 26, 2017   8am

Volunteer Craig Anderson takes visitors on a guided bird walk to learn about the park's feathered friends. Please call for a reservation. Free with park admission.

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Oracle State Park reopens to the Public 7 Days a Week!

March 1, 2017   8am

Oracle State Park will be accepting guests seven days a week for the first time in years. Join us at the park to rediscover one of State Parks & Trails's best kept secrets.

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Annual Volunteer Training: School Program Guide

March 2, 2017   9am - 12pm

Learn the Oracle Odyssey Program, an environmental education program designed for grades 4-6. Please call for a reservation.

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The Photographer's Eye - How to Compose Great Images

March 4, 2017   1pm

Making great photographs requires both technical and artistic abilities. This class focuses on the artistic elements of photography.

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Bear Necessities at Oracle State Park

March 5, 2017   1pm

Would you like to know more about the black bear of Arizona? Information about bears, an appearance from the "Everywhere Bear," and information about safety around Bears will be presented in this 30-40 minute program.

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"Craig's Big Year" at Oracle

March 12, 2017   1pm

Survey of 25 Arizona Important Bird Areas (IBAs). Learn about these unique and beautiful habitats and the birds that inhabit them. Join Presenter, Craig Anderson, in the living room of the Kannally Ranch House for a program beginning at 1pm for one hour.

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Annual Volunteer Training: School Program Guide Training

March 16, 2017   9am - 12pm

The final session of the annual volunteer training concludes with an introduction to the plants, wildlife and geology of the park; also, safety protocol on the trail. Please call for a reservation.

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Dark Sky Celebration - Second Anniversary

March 18, 2017   2pm - 9pm

It’s been two years since Oracle State Park received designation as an International Dark Sky Park, recognizing dark skies as a limited resource needing protection, and celebrating Oracle as an exceptional place for telescope viewing! Events all day in the park!

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Bighorn Basics at Oracle

March 19, 2017   1pm

oin Arizona State Parks volunteer, Richard Boyer, at the Kannally Ranch House for a 35-minute talk to learn more about bighorn sheep. For several years, Richard presented this Bighorn Basics program at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado where he retired as a seasonal National Park Service Ranger.

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Bugs of America

March 25, 2017   12pm - 4pm

Learn more about the world of bugs with Shane Burchfield out of Portal, AZ. He’ll start with a formal talk, and stick around for an interactive opportunity with visitors.

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Birding Program with Kathe Anderson

April 1, 2017   4pm

earn the backstory of ten colorful migrants, such as the yellow warbler, blue grosbeak, summer tanager, and others. The talk will be followed by a 90-minute bird walk outside.

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Birding and Breakfast

April 2, 2017   7am

Kathe Anderson returns to offer an early morning guided bird walk at the park, beginning at 7am. Following the two hour walk, participants will be treated to a special breakfast offering on the patio of the Kannally Ranch House, courtesy of the Friends of Oracle State Park.

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The Photographer's Eye - How to Compose Great Images

April 8, 2017   1pm

Making great photographs requires both technical and artistic abilities. This class focuses on the artistic elements of photography. It will cover image composition techniques that the photo-enthusiast can do with most any camera from smartphones to DSLRs.

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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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