Wild Connections

The online registration system has been turned off. There all still spots available for ALL activities listed below. Please visit the Information Booth at the event to register!

WILD Connections is a community event featuring local exhibitors, children’s activities, public presentations, workshops on monitoring wildlife using remote cameras and track and scat identification, hikes and birding walks, and wildlife demonstrations. On Saturday the public is invited to come learn about the many projects and organizations that are working to create connected landscapes throughout our region. The community is also invited to sign up in advance for activities occurring on Sunday, free and open to the public, including small group hikes, biological surveys, and highway cleanup projects.

For more information contact Gabe Wigtil – gabe.wigtil@sonorandesert.org – 520-388-9925 or Jessica Moreno – jessica@skyislandalliance.org - 520-624-7080 ext 21

EVENT DETAILS & REGISTRATION

When: Saturday, November 10th, 9am-4pm

9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Exhibitor Booths - Open to the Public 9am – 4pm

Presentations – Open to the Public 10am – 4pm

 Grow Native, Don’t Plant a Pest Arizona’s Wildlife Connection History Hawk Talk – LIVE Demonstrations  Continental Connectivity – Think Global, Act Local  Wild Cats of Southern Arizona Bridging the Gap – Patnerships to Restore Connectivity

Hikes – RSVP by clicking links below

Geology Hike
Family Bird Walk 
General Bird Walk
Sutherland Trail Hike led by Southern Arizona Hiking Club
Family Bird Walk 
Wildlife Tracks and and Signs Walk

 

Sunday, November 11th, 8am-1pm

Please RSVP for all Sunday events! Please do not register for events that overlap in time. 

8am 8:30am 9am 9:30am 10am 10:30am 11am 11:30am 12pm 12:30pm
Wildlife Track Count Survey #1
Wildlife Track Count Survey #2
Wildlife Telemetry Workshop
Highway Cleanup on Oracle Road
Geology Hike
Family Bird Walk
General Bird Walk
Romero Ruins Interpretive Trail led by Southern Arizona Hiking Club
Family Bird Walk
Remote Wildlife Camera Check Remote Wildlife Camera Check

 

Where: Catalina State Park, 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737

Admission: $7 per vehicle or $3 per bicycle, collected at park entrance

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The Santa Catalina Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to Catalina State Park.

Tucson, AZ – The public is invited to join in a celebration of wildlife, landscapes, and community on November 10th – 11th at Catalina State Park, hosted by Sky Island Alliance and the Coalition for Sonoran Desert ProtectionWILD Connections provides the perfect opportunity to spend time outside with friends and neighbors as the pristine days of our Sonoran Desert autumn begin.

“For decades, the area between the Catalina Mountains and the Tortolita Mountains has been recognized as a critical wildlife and landscape connection,” says Jessica Lamberton-Moreno, Wildlife Linkages Coordinator at Sky Island Alliance. “Sitting right in the middle of this connection, Catalina State Park is a wonderful place for the community to celebrate the diversity of life found in this region.”

WILD Connections is a community event featuring local exhibitors, children’s activities, public presentations, workshops on monitoring wildlife using remote cameras and track and scat identification, hikes and birding walks, and wildlife demonstrations. On Saturday the public is invited to come learn about the many projects and organizations that are working to create connected landscapes throughout our region. The community is also invited to sign up in advance for activities occurring on Sunday, free and open to the public, including small group hikes, biological surveys, and highway cleanup projects.

“With the soon-to-be-built wildlife crossings adjacent to Catalina State Park along Oracle Road, this community has shown that nature and healthy animal populations are valued,” says Gabe Wigtil, Program & Outreach Associate at the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection. “WILD Connections provides a great opportunity for the public to learn about and get involved in the ongoing work to protect this special place.”