In honor of K-12 educators, Tucson Values Teachers with the University of Arizona and other organizations, are hosting "Teacher Day at UA."

The event, which will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the UA campus, is open to the public. It is part of National Teacher Appreciation Week.

There will be performances, music, vendors and food.

Check-in begins at the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium.

Teachers and three family members get in free to all UA attractions including Flandrau, the Arizona State Museum, and the Museum of Art.

The Center for Creative Photography, UA Poetry Center, UA Bookstore, Student Union, and Bio-5 will be open as well.

OfficeMax and Walgreens will be on hand providing goodies and specials for teachers.

A business/education expo at the College of Education will include more than 44 programs at the UA designed for teachers including teen-related consumer health and outreach programs.

Tucson Values Teachers is an organization dedicated to initiatives and actions that work to retain, recruit and reward K-12 teachers.

For more details and a schedule of events, go to

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at or 573-4175.