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Contact: Krystina Isaac, 928-567-3322 x223
The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) held annually in February and March. Through a series of over 1000 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 about how STEAM will drive our state for next 100 years. Spearheaded by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 700 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12.
This year, the Verde Valley National Monuments will each hold events at different times on February 25th, 2017. The public is encouraged to participate in all three events.
9:00-11:00: Tuzigoot: Bird Walks at Tavasci Marsh
- Meet our volunteer birder by 9am for a tour of Tavasci Marsh, designated an Important Birding Area by the Audubon Society. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to hike about 2 miles on uneven and rocky terrain. Don’t forget your binoculars, water and sun protection. Adult chaperones are encouraged to participate with their children.
12:00-1:00: Montezuma Well: Results of the 2016 invertebrate BioBlitz
- Meet in the main parking lot. Here is your chance to see species that live at the Well and nowhere else! This table will be led by our partnership with Northern Arizona University.
2:00-3:00: Montezuma Castle: The Role of Bats and Why We Study Them
- Meet our Ranger Laura, self-described bat enthusiast, and learn about bats, the role that they play in our world, and the different species living in Montezuma Castle.
Each event is free, however you must identify yourself as a SciTech participant at the front desk. Be sure to grab your free swag bag at each location, and ask for a Sci Tech Passport to collect stamps. After earning 6 stamps your passport can be used as a raffle ticket! For more information about these programs and other SciTech events in the area, visit: http://www.vvscitech.org/
Montezuma Castle is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322. Montezuma Well is located at 5525 W Beaver Creek Rd., Rimrock, AZ 86335. Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 W Tuzigoot Rd., Clarkdale, AZ 86324. For more information, please call 928-567-3322 x 0, or visit www.nps.gov/tuzi or www.nps.gov/moca. Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TuzigootNPS and @MontezumaNPS.
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