Old Tucson, Pima County to host 22nd Annual Ted Walker Youth Dayby Pima County News on Jan. 03, 2012, under Pima County, Tucson
Old Tucson will host over 3,000 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Tucson and Pima County school districts during the 22nd Annual Ted Walker Youth Day on Thursday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The children will receive complimentary park admission and lunch donated by the Dan Felix Memorial Foundation and Pima County Parklands Foundation.
The event, which features Wild West entertainment and educational exhibits, is designed to provide a fun-filled day of activity and education to local area school children who might not otherwise have this opportunity. This year Old Tucson will present its new educational Living History programs covering topics like Schools on the Frontier, History of the Stagecoach and Sheriffs of the Old West throughout the day.
Co-sponsored by Old Tucson and the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department, Ted Walker Youth Day is a one-of-a-kind field trip for students, allowing them a chance to learn and to have fun outside the classroom. Named for former Pima County Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Ted Walker, the event is dedicated to enhancing the childhood experience for Southern Arizona kids.
Old Tucson will be open to the public until 2 p.m. during this event.
Old Tucson has been immortalized in over 300 feature film and TV Westerns and is Hollywood’s most famous Western movie location. For more information about Old Tucson, including upcoming events and operating hours, please visit its website at www.OldTucson.com or call (520) 883-0100. Old Tucson is at 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ 85735.