CANCELLED: For the Love of Turquoise
Red Rock State Park
Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:00 p.m.
Turquoise has a long standing tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meanings to specific individual tribes. Even before the more contemporary tradition of combining silver with turquoise, cultures throughout the southwest used turquoise in necklaces, earrings, mosaics, fetishes, medicine pouches, and made bracelets of basketry stems lacquered with piñon resin and inlaid turquoise. Found on six continents across the world, turquoise forms in arid regions through the process of water seeping through rock and interacting with copper, aluminum, and iron deposits. In the southwest, used decoratively for millennia, this iconic art form has a compelling story all its own. This talk explores a long tradition of distinctive cultural styles, history, and transition of this wondrous stone.
Carrie Cannon is a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and is also of Oglala Lakota descent. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology, and an M.S. in Resource Management. She began working for the Hualapai Tribe of Peach Springs, Arizona in 2005 where she began the creation of an intergenerational ethnobotany program for the Hualapai community. She is currently employed as an Ethnobotanist for the Hualapai Department of Cultural Resources. She administers a number of projects promoting the intergenerational teaching of Hualapai ethnobotanical knowledge working towards preservation and revitalization to ensure tribal ethnobotanical knowledge persists as a living practice and tradition.
This lecture is sponsored by the Arizona Humanities, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This lecture is included with park entrance fees: $7.00 ages 14+; $4.00 ages 7-13. However, seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call (928) 282-6907 to reserve your seats in the theater.
CANCELLED (Until further notice) Daily Guided Nature Walks at Red Rock
Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life.
Every Wednesday and Saturday
CANCELLED (Until further notice) Wednesday and Saturday Bird Walks
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginners and advanced birders. The greatest diversity of bird species can be found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field behind the Visitor Center.
April 25-26, 2020
CANCELLED: Family Campout
CANCELLED: Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!
CANCELLED (until further notice): Moonlight Hike
CANCELLED (until further notice): The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park. Led by a knowledgeable volunteer naturalist, this hike gives participants the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon.