Tres Rios Nature Festival

Tres Rios Nature Festival

Celebrating the great outdoors!

Activities

Tres Rios Nature Festival

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Join us “Down by the River” to learn about safe canoeing from Arizona Game and Fish boating safety instructors and experience the joy of paddling your own canoe around the small lake at the Festival Area. Enjoy the serenity of being on the water, get close to birds and animals, watch the fish below you and generally enjoy the great weather and natural surroundings!

 

NEW: Stand Up Paddle Boarding

REI will be offering an Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding course on both Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th. This 45 minute course (a $69 value) will offer an opportunity to get on the water with an ACA-certified instructor in a comfortable environment with like-minded individuals who enjoy sharing outdoor experiences. Click here to sign up for this fun event! Each time has a limited number of participants, so be sure to sign up for your prefered time ASAP.

 

 

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How often do you get to try your hand at shooting a bow & arrow.  Arizona Game and Fish will provide everything you need including bows for all age levels, arrows, targets and great instruction.

 

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IMG_5065Enjoy the opportunity to “wet a line” at the Tres Rios Nature and Earth Festival, and learn about fishing from Arizona Game and Fish Department Fisheries staff. Head to our fishing area where instructors will set you up and get you fishing as a first experience or a repeat of a familiar one! No license required for this event!

 

BirdNature Trail & Beginning Bird Watching

The Sonoran Audubon Society will be holding free Basic Birding Classes each day, teaching about binocular usage, identifying local birds, and where to find them.  Hikes will leave each hour.

Experienced Birders may want to join volunteers from the Sonoran Audubon Society for a dawn tour of the festival vicinity along the Salt and Gila Rivers.  Tours begin at 7:00 am each day.  Contact Bob McCormick for more information mcbobaz@aol.com or cell: 602-373-2952IMG_6771

  • Field Stations
  • Free Basic Birding Classes
  • Loaner Binoculars
  • Nature Walks

Dog Demonstrations:

11:00 Sunday on the northwest bank of the river learn about the Maricopa County K-9 Search & Rescue Program.  Demonstrators are members of the Sheriff’s Posse and work with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office on a regular basis.  They will demonstrate with their dogs what techniques are used to aid searches.

Education Zone

The Education Zone will feature 30 – 45 minute talks on a variety of educational and interactive topics related to wildlife, recycling, water conservation and more.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 AM  Eagle Talk – Joe Ford, Sonoran Audubon
11:00 AM  REI – Jay Parks, REI
12:00 PM Conservation Through Education – Katelyn Garcia, Phoenix Herpetological Society
1:00 PM  Estrella Mt. Regional Park, Amanda Rothermal
2:00 PM Safeguarding our Groundwater for Future Generations – Jeff Raible, Community Advisory  Group for the Phoenix/Goodyear Airport Superfund Site
3:00 PM Conservation & Recycling – Esmie Avila, City of Avondale Public Works

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 AM Base & Meridian Wildlife Area – Bob McCormick, Sonoran Audubon
11:00 AM  REI – Jay Parks, REI
12:00 PM Conservation Through Education – Katelyn Garcia, Phoenix Herpetological Society
1:00 PM  Estrella Mt. Regional Park, Amanda Rothermal
2:00 PM Sustainability – Drew Bryck, City of Avondale
3:00 PM Tortoise Discussion – Amy Burnette, Arizona Game & Fish

Entertainment

Join us for some great live music CLICK HERE for the full entertainment schedule.

‘Recycling’ Fashion Show 

There will not be a Recycling Fashion Show at the 2018 Tres Rios.