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Cave Fest

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Cave Fest


 Title: Cave Fest
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: Cost: Park Entrance Fees*: Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $6.00 Individual/Bicycle: $3.00 
*Entrance Fee Waived for Reserved Tour Ticket Holders Guest lectures are FREE with cave tour 
tickets or a day use entrance fee. 
Day use fee: Cave tours: Adult: $23.00 Youth: $13.00
Address: 2980 AZ-90, 
Benson, AZ 85602
Highlights:  CaveFest celebrates the continuing scientific exploration and discovery within 
the cave and welcomes the public to this special event with guest speakers, information booths, 
and more! Guest lectures are FREE with cave tour tickets or a day use entrance fee.
Description: Lectures will take place in the Tenen-Tufts Theater, inside the Discovery Center.
8:45 - 9:00 am. Welcome presented by Dave Pawlik (Park Manager) & Dr. Bob Casavant (Cave 
Resource Manager)
9:00 - 9:50 am. Mountain Lions presented by Kevin Hanson (ASP)
10:00 - 10:50 am. The Hummingbird Monitoring Network & Partnership — Sonoita Creek State Natural 
Area presented by Heidi Lauchstedt (ASP)
11:00 - 11:50 am. Road Ecology in Arizona: Restoring Wildlife Connectivity Across
Highways Through Partnerships presented by Jeff Gagnon (AZGFD)
Noon. Bat Café open for Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 pm. An Enduring Resource of Wilderness presented by Mike Quigley (The Wilderness 
2:00 - 2:50 pm. Snails in the Desert? Yep, Arizona is Home to Hundreds of Gastropods presented 
by Jeff Sorenson (AZGFD)
3:00 - 3:50 pm. Rattlesnakes of Southern Arizona presented by Kevin Hanson (ASP)
3:50 - 4:00 pm. Stewardship & Operations via Partnerships presented by Dr. Bob Casavant (Cave 
Resource Manager) & Chris Demille (Asst. Park Manager)

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Come visit us! 2980 AZ-90, Benson, AZ - 85602,US

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