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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Cultural Demonstrations

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Painted Desert Inn NHL
    • Fees: Park entrance fee
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Everyday from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016

    A cultural demonstrator with ancestral ties to the area shares engaging skills and traditions

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Find Your Park, Share Your Story

    • Location: findyourpark.com/share
    • Fees: None
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Everyday from 06/01/2016 to 12/31/2016

    Celebrate National Park Service’s Centennial by sharing your own story! Upload your own song, photo, painting, poem, dance, video—anything you’d like to share about your fabulous Petrified Forest visit at Find Your Park website, findyourpark.com/share.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Geocaching

    • Location: Throughout the Park
    • Fees: Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Everyday from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016

    Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek. Anyone with a GPS device can play! There are several geocaches at Petrified Forest National Park.

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    Junior Ranger Program

    • Location: Throughout Park
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Everyday from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016

    Junior Rangers explore, learn about, and protect their national parks!

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    The Living Park Talk

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM,1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Painted Desert Visitor Center
    • Fees: No fee
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Everyday from 06/12/2016 to 09/30/2016

    There is life in the park and it is thriving! Enjoy an introduction about plants and animals that call Petrified Forest home! Hand-on items. Allow 30 minutes.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Triassic Talk

    • Location: Crystal Forest sun shelter
    • Fees: Park entrance fee
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Everyday from 06/12/2016 to 09/30/2016

    Discover how Petrified Forest came to be by going back in time to the Late Triassic, over 200 million years ago!

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Shapes and Colors of the Painted Desert

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest National Park
    • Fees: Institute additional fee
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Bring a canvas or some paper & your favorite medium to explore the light & shadows, colors & shapes of the inspiring vistas of the Painted Desert. For students of all levels of experience, the vistas provide endless inspiration to artists of any style.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Every Picture Tells a Story: Photo Journaling

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest National Park
    • Fees: Petrified Forest Field Institute additional fee
    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    There is a story behind any series of travel photos that deserves to be journaled. Practice documenting your thoughts and impressions, emotional responses and changed perspectives to add so much more than just a written narrative to your photographs.

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    • Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest National Park
    • Fees: Petrified Forest Field Institute additional fee
    Monday, October 10, 2016

    Discover the simple beauty of the natural design in monochromatic images of this ancient landscape. Through careful composition and exposure settings, transform landscapes into abstract designs of shape and tonal values and of light and dark.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    John Muir: University of the Wilderness

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Northland Pioneer College, Snowflake campus
    • Fees: free tickets
    Friday, October 14, 2016

    Chance Ensemble presents a narrative concert honoring John Muir, one of the country's most influential naturalists. The show's musical landscape is described as "a place where contemporary, classical and Celtic music beautifully collide."

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Newspaper Rock
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    An archeologist will rove Newspaper Rock Overlook to provide insight to the compelling petroglyphs found below.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Puerco Pueblo parking lot and trail
    • Fees: Park Entrance fee
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Displays about discoveries, current science, & hands-on activities in the large camouflage truck in the parking lot; step inside! Also, an archeologist will be roving the Puerco Pueblo Trail to provide enthusiasm, expertise, & informal tours.

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    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Location: Location shared once signed up.
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Join an archeologist for a hike to a small pueblo with an impressive kiva occupied around 1100 AD. This special site is only open to the public via guided tour! Roundtrip hike is 1 ½ mi (2.4 km) on uneven ground. Allow 2 ½ hours total.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM,1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Meet in Puerco Pueblo parking lot
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    In celebration of International Archeology Day, take a short hike with an archeologist below Puerco Pueblo to experience spectacular petroglyphs of the area. Roundtrip hike is ½ mi (.9 km). Be prepared with water, hat, sunscreen, and sunscreen.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Sketching the Past: Puerco Crossroads

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest National Park
    • Fees: Petrified Forest Field Institute additional fee
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Guided line drawing exercises combined with independent art experiences will allow students to focus on subjects that invoke an emotional response and release, stirring the creative mind within the ancient surroundings of Puerco Pueblo.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Petrified Forest Marathon/Half Marathon

    • Time: 7:00 AM
    • Location: Petrified Forest National Park
    • Fees: Park entrance fee
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    This scenic marathon/half marathon through the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park is also a Boston Marathon qualifier event! An innovative partnership between the City of Holbrook and the National Park Service makes this opportunity possible.

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Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Phone:

(928) 524-6228

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