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Tubac Nature Center

Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Oasis in the Desert

Tubac Nature Center

Santa Cruz County, Arizona

Oasis in the Desert

Can you imagine Tubac without the Santa Cruz River?

The lush greenery, big trees, most birds and other wildlife would be gone, as well as many human residents and visitors. This unique riparian ecosystem is a gift not to be squandered. The newly-created Tubac Nature Center (TNC) aims to educate about and inspire increased appreciation of this gift, with the goal of gaining broad-based support to protect our river and the life it nurtures. We are currently building this website to educate and inform the community about the area. Keep checking back to see new features of the website.  
- Jim Karp

Mission Statement

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The Tubac Nature Center provides education  and information for  enhancing appreciation of the natural environment along the Santa Cruz  River in Tubac, Arizona. 

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Hawk Watch

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Every March, three specialty species of hawks - black, gray and zone-tailed - migrate north on the Santa Cruz River. 

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Upcoming Programs

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Each month's programs will be displayed on this page. Check back often to see updates to programs.

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Santa Cruz Wildlife

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WHERE IS THE TUBAC NATURE CENTER?

Room B2
Tubac Community Center
50 Bridge Road
Tubac, Arizona 85646

OPEN HOURS
Closed until October 2019.
Wednesday and Thursday 10 AM to 2 PM

Sunday 12 to 4 PM (beginning March 3, 2019)


CONTACT

P.O. Box 5123
Tubac, Arizona 85646

jkarp@syr.com
tubacnaturecenter.com

All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. His instincts prompt them to compete for this place in the community, but his ethics prompt them also to co-operate (perhaps in order that there may be a place to compete for).  


The land ethic simply  enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, water, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.  
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949

Legal Structure

TUBAC NATURE CENTER IS A PROJECT UNDER THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION OF FRIENDS OF THE SANTA CRUZ RIVER (FOSCR), AND QUALIFIES AS A 501(C)(3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOR TAX PURPOSES. TUBAC NATURE CENTER IS REGISTERED TO DO BUSINESS IN ARIZONA UNDER THAT NAME.