Western National Parks Association
Participates in interpretive partnership with the National Park Service, to provide programs on NPS and USFS lands and in local communities. Cooperative efforts by the two agencies improve protection of resources on government-managed lands.
NAU students and staff participate in a variety of NPS programs, including research projects, interpretive program development, staff training, and consultation in specific subject matter. NPS staff in turn participate in NAU classes, projects, and field trips.
The Hopi people consult with NPS staff on all aspects of interpretation involving Hopi culture and the traditional stories of the park.
The Navajo Nation consults with NPS staff on all aspects of interpretation involving Navajo culture and the history of the park.
An annual 10-day celebration of science learning opportunities in the Flagstaff area, sponsored by numerous government agencies and educational partners.
Did You Know?
The large pueblos preserved at Wupatki National Monument were constructed in the years following the eruption of nearby Sunset Crater, sometime between 1040 and 1100. Volcanic ash, deposited in thin layers, retained moisture and improved farming for an increased population at Wupatki.