The official park film of Tumacácori.
Duration: 17 minutes, 18 seconds
La película oficial de Tumacácori.
Duration: 17 minutes, 18 seconds
Serving as the park film since 1978, this 14-minute video offers a "day in the life" view of Tumacácori's mission days. It features real-life priests and members of the Tohono O'odham tribe.
Duration: 14 minutes, 9 seconds
Discussion Questions for "Tumacácori Story" for ways to engage students after watching the older park film. Discussions are meant to support grade-level field trips prior to visiting, but they can be used as stand-alone topics as well.
Wouldn't it be amazing to hear the story of Tumacácori from one who has witnessed it first hand. Or is it "first wing?" Ranger Melanie and her feathered co-host read aloud, with discussion points to explore.
Duration: 8 minutes, 17 seconds
Pancho's Scrapbook for supporting materials like the full pdf of Pancho's Scrapbook, the Find Me hunt, and discussion questions.
Outdoor spaces at Tumacácori can be a safe and welcome refuge from the stress of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Be like Pancho and visit responsibly!
Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
Join us for a trip to the seldom-scene, but arguably most important mission site at Tumacácori National Historical Park.
Duration: 2 minutes, 17 seconds
Volunteer Terry explores the painted finishes on the interior plaster of Tumacácori's church and discusses the importance of their preservation.
Duration: 4 minutes, 51 seconds
A closer look at the small yet mighty wax figures crafted for the Tumacácori museum during the New Deal era.
Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds
Tantalizingly inaccessible and spooky, a stairway leads from the baptistry to the choir loft and bell tower. Climb the steps virtually and risk neither a fall nor damage to the delicate original structure.
Duration: 1 minute, 46 seconds
Perhaps the steps would be more accurately described as "deceptively" easy. Adobe bricks are an ancient technology whose crafting is part science, part experience, and part artistry.
Duration: 1 minute, 55 seconds
Nature in the Historical Park
How fast can nature transform an entire landscape? Pretty fast, as it turns out.
Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds
Tumacácori protects a legacy of gardeners going back thousands of years. And an ecosystem of pollinators going back even further.
Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds
These three minutes of beauty were assembled from footage taken over the course of a few hours on a perfect spring afternoon.
Duration: 3 minutes, 42 seconds
Captured from wildlife cameras along the Santa Cruz River, this sequence of footage illustrates the rich diversity of life that Tumacácori's habitat provides.
Duration: 1 minute, 13 seconds
The dark night sky is a precious resource, one that affects wildlife and human health alike. And although outdoor lighting can obscure it, there are many simple adjustments we can make in our own communities to ensure everyone can share in the wonder of the night sky.
Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds
Bats. They're important, they're useful, and they're a lot like us. Go hands-on, literally, with volunteer Dorien to create your own bat craft.
Requires: paper, paint, marker, two human hands
Duration: 5 minutes, 25 seconds
Hispanic Heritage and Spanish Language
The terrifying tale of La Llorona, a local legend and cautionary tale for children.
La aterradora historia de La Llorona, una leyenda local y cuento de advertencia para los niños.
Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds
The humble flour tortilla is actually a unique invention, brought about by sharing and innovation in missions and other communities of New Spain. It became embedded in Hispanic culture and its traditions continue today. Ranger Georgina Jacquez demonstrates how to create an authentic flour tortilla.
Duration: 5 minutes, 10 seconds
Join Pancho and the kids of Cienaga High School to learn some of the basic steps and history behind the artform of folklórico dancing.
Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds
Tumacácori's bilingual interpreter shares her family history and philosophy on conservation. Join her!
Duration: 5 minutes, 41 seconds
Get warm and toasty with this traditional Mexican celebration drink. Volunteer Lionel Pando walks us through its history and brews up a few cups to share with friends!
Duration: 5 minutes, 58 seconds
The National Park Service turns 104 this year. A bunch of us got together to dance it out!
Duration: 6 minutes, 21 seconds
Ranger Rick gets dolled up in his 1917 best and dishes up warm, hearty, fresh-from-the-dutch-oven cornbread to celebrate the early pioneers of National Park Service history at Tumacácori.
Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds
As Roberta likes to say, "You won't hurt anyone by trying it." So go for it! Sketch the church!
Duration: 11 minutes, 49 seconds
When you can't visit in person, sometimes it's nice to get a snapshot of a park's highlights from someone who knows it best. During the quarantine of 2020, our friends at the Western National Parks Association asked Pancho a few questions.
Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds