Indian Artists of America Show
FESTIVAL'S WINGED "HawkQuest" PERFORMERS VISIT LOCAL SCHOOL
Show stoppers! Noon & 4:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday
HawkQuest, a Colorado-based non-profit organization, returns again to the 10th annual Indian Artists of America Show. Their impressive, audience-interactive programs are hugely popular, showcasing HawkQuest's eagles falcons and hawks at close range.
As part of the Arizona Indian Arts Alliance's mission to provide cultural, educational experiences for children, the AIAA selects one school per year to host their own HawkQuest assembly.
This year's lucky school, Frank Elementary, is located in nearby Guadalupe, a community originally founded by Yaqui settlers from Mexico and a place that still exudes that culture. The school's diverse population includes many youngsters of Yaqui descent.
HawkQuest teaches students and adults alike about the interaction of wild living things in their natural environment -as well as the importance of preserving the world in which they live. Of special note, HawkQuest adopts and features "imprinted" raptors that cannot be released back into the wild.
Be sure to see HawkQuest performance or visit their educational booth during the show, where their friendly predators can be seen spectacularly close.
For information about HawkQuest, including how to book a program
or to become a volunteer, call (303) 690-6959.
HawkQuest business hours are 9am to 5pm Mountain Time, Tuesday through Saturday.