Educational Offerings

Orientation Programs. Daily programs at both park districts introduce visitors to the desert. You might find presentations on bats, birds, or desert blooms, and naturalist-led hikes (including moonlight hikes). Check online or call for the current week's activities. Rincon Mountain and Red Hills visitor centers, Saguaro National Park, Arizona, 85730. 520/733–5100; nps.gov/sagu. Free.

Ranger Programs

Junior Ranger Program. In the Junior Ranger Discovery program, young visitors can pick up an activity pack any time of the year at either visitor center and complete it within an hour or two. During June, there also are daylong camps for kids ages 5 through 12 in the East district. Rincon Mountain and Red Hills visitor centers, Saguaro National Park, Arizona, 85730. 520/733–5153; nps.gov/sagu.

Ranger Talks. The assortment of talks by national park rangers are a great way to hear about wildlife, geology, and archaeology. Rincon Mountain and Red Hills visitor centers, Saguaro National Park, Arizona, 85730. 520/733–5100. Free. Nov.–Apr..

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