Programs at Local Schools
Encounters -The Kino-O'odham Classroom Presentation reenacts the historical meeting of Father Kino and the O'odham Indians in 1691. While Father Kino and his group learn about building and operating missions, the O'odham discuss contacting him and inviting him to Tumacácori. After the groups finally meet and exchange gifts, the O'odham students discuss whether or not they want a mission. After making their decisions, what actually happened in history is discussed.
Did You Know?
The Santa Cruz River begins in the Patagonia Mountains of southern Arizona, runs south into Mexico, makes a sweeping U-turn and continues north through Sonora, Mexico and Arizona to join the Gila River and eventually the Colorado River which empties into the Gulf of California.