Events

 

Dec 11, 2018- Ranching in the Borderlands FULL

12/11/2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM GMT-07:00
  • $80.00  -  BCA Members
  • $100.00  -  Non Members
Ranching in the Borderlands
Wide vistas, scenic skies, carefree lifestyle – what’s not to like about being a cowboy? This forum class will introduce you to some of the real-life challenges of arid land ranching, as well as the people and settings in which they work. We begin by visiting the Sante Fe Ranch near Nogales where we’ll meet Dean Fish, PhD, lead cowboy and instructor on ranching practices. After lunch in nearby Patagonia, we’ll head north along Sonoita Creek to the historic marker for Camp Crittenden, site of Lt. Cushing’s demise by Apaches. Following a brief stop in Sonoita, we’ll head through the Elgin vineyards to the Babacomari Ranch, a magnificent and historic property along the Babacomari river. The fee for this Forum class includes van transportation, lunch, guides and tips.
CANCELLATION POLICY: TEN or more days- A full refund or re-booking for a future tour. Less than TEN days, a refund less a $25 cancellation fee OR re-booking for a future tour.(A $25.00 surcharge will apply).

Jan 3, 2019 - Birds of the Borderlands

01/03/2019 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Jennie Mac Farland - Conservation Biologist for Tucson Audubon Society
Suggested Donation $ 10.00

Birds of the Borderlands
We have put a boundary between Arizona and Sonora but the birds don't know that! There are many ecological traits of SE Arizona that tie us much closer to Mexico than the rest of the United States. We'll discuss why that is and the special birds we enjoy in our area that cannot be found anywhere else in this country, making this area a ecotourism destination.

Jennie MacFarland is the Conservation Biologist for Tucson Audubon Society and coordinates both the Arizona Important Bird Areas Program and the Tucson Bird Count. She also heads up other large citizen science projects such as the Elegant Trogon Census of SE AZ and Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys of Sky Island Mountain habitats and has helped establish a bird survey program in the Monte Mojino Preserve in Sonora, Mexico.

Jan 3, 2019 Videography in the Borderlands

01/03/2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
VIDEOGRAPHY IN THE BORDERLANDS
Mike Foster produces educational travelogue videos for environmental NGOs and National Parks in the Arizona and Mexico. Mike will be showing his recent work about the beliefs of today's indigenous cultures. He will be revealing how he makes his video journals including, accessing remote areas, interacting with indigenous cultures and telling interesting stories. These videos are similar to but more intimate than desert shows seen on PBS. Come and learn about the flora, fauna and people of this region as well as producing videos about them. The passion of Mike's adventures will clearly come through in this engaging presentation.

Biography:
Mike Foster has been producing video journals about Sonora, Mexico and southern Arizona for the last thirteen years. He has posted over 250 educational videos about the flora, fauna and cultural history of the region. Much of his early work was done with the Friends of the San Pedro River. Today he works as the interpretive person for the Friends of the Huachuca Mountains at the Carr House Information Center. He has done significant work for El Pinacate and Sierra Alamos Rio Cuchujaqui Reserves and Nature and Culture International in Sonora, Some of his work appears on the Coronado National Memorial, and other National Park web pages in the US. He has lived in Bisbee for the last 34 years from where he launches his filming trips to the mountains of Arizona and Sonora. $ 10.00 suggested donation.

Jan 15, 2019 The Magic of Oaxaca

01/15/2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
The city of Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s most beloved destinations. This place has it all: gorgeous colonial architecture, a safe and fascinating downtown, and some of the best food on earth. Nearby we find the ruins of Monte Alban, one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, which served as the Zapotec socio-political and economic center for close to a thousand years. On top of all that, Oaxaca is encircled by indigenous villages specializing in eye-opening crafts, including fanciful wood carvings, black pottery, and rug weaving.

Our presenter, Porfirio Gutierrez, is a native of the Oaxaca Valley and an ideal representative of his homeland. Porfirio and his family are the focus of an extensive article in the New York Times and a video produced by the Smithsonian. Join us to hear a free presentation by Porfirio at the West Center of Green Valley Recreation (1111 S Via Arcoiris, Green Valley).

Jan 16, 2019 Let's Go to Spain

01/16/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • Free
Join us to learn about BCA’s new tour to Spain: “Gateway to a New World: Extremadura and Andalucia" May 27-June 8 2019 FREE

Jan 30, 2019 Brilliant Bones: the Calavera Art of Mexico

01/30/2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • Free
CONTACT THE TUBAC PRESIDIO FOR RESERVATIONS 520-398-2252
This is not a free event. $20 admission at the door ($15 for BCA members)

Skull and skeleton motifs have almost become a stereotype of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration. But this form of art (which we call“calavera art”) has a vivid history and contemporary relevance that go far beyond Day of the Dead. Join us for a fascinating journey through Mexico’s calavera art tradition, beginning more than 100 years ago and emerging into a vital and pervasive art form in modern Mexico. We’ll conclude with some unexpected examples of calavera art crossing the border and become a new part of the art scene in the United States. Our presenters, Russ and Blyth Carpenter, are experienced authors, teachers and speakers who include music and video to keep things lively.

Feb 11 & 18 "Mexico: History, Context & Culture" Two sessions

02/11/2019 02:00 PM - 02/18/2019 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $20.00  -  BCA member
  • $30.00  -  BCA non-member
Many of us who come to Southern Arizona from other parts of the country know little about our neighbor to the south. This introductory course is in three sessions; attendees can sign up for one, two or all three sessions. In this first session we'll explore Mexico's indigenous origins, the Spanish Conquest and Colonial period which ended in 1810. Jerry Haas, Executive Director of BCA, and Alex La Pierre, BCA's program director are the instructors. This Borderlands Forum class will meet at BMO Harris Bank, 270 W. Continental in Green Valley. Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Suggested donation = $10

Feb 19 Breakfast & the Border: US Consul General Virginia Staab on Central America

02/19/2019 08:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT-07:00
  • $20.00  -  BCA member
  • $25.00  -  BCA non-member
US Consul General Virginia Staab joined the State Department after 9/11 from the private sector. Before coming to Nogales to serve as Chief Officer, she served on the staff of the Consulate in Guatemala. Today's talk will focus on her insights into Central America and US policies there. A hot buffet breakfast is included with your fee.

Mar 7, 14, 21 2019 US Immigration Then & Now

03/07/2019 02:00 PM - 03/21/2019 03:30 PM GMT-07:00
  • $30.00  -  BCA member
  • $40.00  -  BCA non-member
US IMMIGRATION POLICY: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
This three-week educational program will focus on the United States immigration system and how it affects people across the world coming to the US to visit, conduct business, obtain employment, seek asylum, and gain citizenship. Throughout each weekly session, special emphasis will be placed on immigration policies and consequences affecting the Borderland region of the southwest United States.
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