Fee Free Day in Honor of Get Outdoors Day with a Cultural Demonstration and Book Signing at Walnut Canyon
Flagstaff AZ (June 5, 2012) – Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments will be joining national park units across the country in offering fee free entry on Saturday, June 9, 2012, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day.
Visitors who arrive to the monuments on National Get Outdoors Day, will be allowed to enter free of charge. Monument visitor centers and entrance stations will have Interagency Senior and Annual Passes available for those who wish to purchase them.
The Flagstaff Area National Monuments and Western National Parks Association (WNPA) will host a cultural demonstration and book signing event on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Walnut Canyon National Monument Visitor Center.
- 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Horace Kayquoptewa
Noted Hopi kachina carver from Hotevilla, Horace Kayquoptewa, will be on hand demonstrating carving techniques and offering his kachina dolls for sale.
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Susan Lamb Bean
Local Flagstaff author, Susan Lamb Bean, will be signing copies of her books Wildflowers of the Plateau & Canyon Country, Wupatki National Monument, Guide to Pueblo Pottery, Guide to Zuni Fetishes, Guide to Carvings & Navajo Rugs.
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Sylvester Allred
Northern Arizona Professor, Sylvester Allred, will be signing copies of his children’s book Rascal, the Tassel Eared Squirrel and his latest book for adults The Natural History of Tassel Eared Squirrels
WNPA is a non-profit cooperating association that supports interpretive activities at the Flagstaff Area Monuments. For more information about WNPA, please visit their website at www.wnpa.org.
For more information on National Get Outdoors Day, please go to ; and for more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Walnut Canyon National Monument is located 7.5 miles east of downtown Flagstaff via I-40 and can be reached at (928)526-3367 and on the web at www.nps.gov/waca.
Wupatki National Monument is 37 miles north of Flagstaff via Hwy 89, and can be reached at (928)679-2365 and www.nps.gov/wupa.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is located 12 miles north of Flagstaff via Hwy 89 and can be reached at (928)526-0502 and www.nps.gov/sucr.
All three are open daily, from 9 am to 5 pm, except December 25 when the monuments are closed.