Valles Caldera Celebrates 16 Years – Free Entry Saturday

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Date: July 20, 2016
Contact: Kimberly DeVal, 575-829-4820

Valles Caldera National Preserve will celebrate its 16thbirthday this Saturday, July 23rdfrom 10 am to 3 pm. Visitors will get an insider’s look at the scientific discoveries being made at the preserve and can take part in traditional “Earth-skills” demonstrations. Entrance to the preserve is free on Saturday for the family-friendly event.

National Park Service staff will give mini presentations on wildlife research, archaeology, fire recovery efforts, and much more. Park staff will also have wildlife monitoring and other scientific equipment on display and be available to answer questions from visitors.

At the Earth-skills gathering, visitors can watch demonstrators create and use beautiful and functional products made from natural materials. Demonstrations include flint-knapping, yucca fiber cord making, jewelry making, and atl-atl throwing. There will also be rounds of family-friendly primitive games.

Valles Caldera National Preserve was first established on July 25, 2000. Since then, the preserve has gone through several changes, most notably its recent addition to the National Park System in 2015.

Last updated: July 22, 2016

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Jemez Springs, NM 87025


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