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March 29, 2016
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SciTech Events at Verde Valley National Monuments

National Park Service News Release

For Immediate Release – MARCH 22, 2016

Caleb Kesler, Chief Ranger, MOCA/TUZI, 928-567-5276 x222

Camp Verde, AZ-Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments

SciTech Events at Verde Valley National Monuments

The National Park Service, in association with the Verde Valley Science and Technology committee is pleased to offer three different events on Saturday April 2nd, 2016. Please use these opportunities to come learn more about the cultural and natural resources of our three sites.

The first event titled “Turtles and Birds and Bats, Oh My!”, will be held at the picnic area of Montezuma Well from 10 am to 11 am.  The event offers insight to some on-going research and monitoring of native Sonoran Mud Turtles, various hummingbirds and local bats.  The second event titled “What the Silent Stones Tell Us”, explores some of the dating techniques archaeologists use. This event will be held at the interpretive circle at Montezuma Castle National Monument from noon until 1pm. The third event is a presentation at Tuzigoot National Monument about Verde Valley Archaeology from 2 pm to 3 pm. 

The NPS staff is also participating at the Camp Verde High School SciTech event on April 7, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Park staff will display a model of Montezuma Well and show several videos about Montezuma Well and the surrounding area. All of these events are free of charge and part of the week-long Verde Valley SciTech Festival, April 2 – 8, 2016. 

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Over 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408 national parks and monuments and create close-to-home recreational and cultural opportunities.  

Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, AZ.  Montezuma Castle National Monument is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road, Camp Verde, AZ.

Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ. For additional information, call 928-567-3322 extension 228, or visit www.nps.gov/moca , www.nps.gov/tuzi orwww.vvscitech.org.

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