There is so much for the whole family to enjoy!
Scavenger Hunt for Prizes!
Participating in the scavenger hunt is a fun way for kids to learn while enjoying the festival. It's easy - just print the scavenger hunt, travel the festival to find the answers and turn it into the information booth. Kids receive a commemorative Tres Rios water bottle for completing the scavenger hunt (while supplies last). The 2021 Scavenger Hunt will be posted here shortly.
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!
REI will be offering Stand Up Paddle Board Tours on both days of the festival. This 45 minute course (a $69 value) will be offer free during the festival and provides 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.
Sign up for a time at the REI Booth when you arrive at the event for this activity.
Waiver - Please print and bring with you.
Enjoy 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or cell: 602-373-2952
- Field Stations
- Free Basic Birding Classes
- Loaner Binoculars
- Nature Walks
11:00 Sunday on the northwest bank of the river learn about the Mark9 K-9 Search & Rescue. MARK9 provides free services to Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Parks and Wildlife and other official agencies of any size that require the use of highly skilled canines and handlers to locate missing people. They will demonstrate with their dogs what techniques are used to aid searches.