Thursday, June 24, 2010

Timpanogos Cave National Monument Summer Program Series


The National Park Service and the Uinta National Forest invite you to join us for our summer evening ranger programs. These free programs, presented by National Park Service Rangers, involve a wide variety of topics relating to our local natural resources, wildlife and history. The one-hour programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor Center (unless otherwise noted). Please be aware that a $6.00 vehicle entrance fee is required to access American Fork Canyon. For further information call (801) 756-5238.

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. you are also invited to join Ranger Brad Woolstenhulme for a Junior Ranger program at the Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center Programs are free, all ages welcome.

This Week's Programs
Location: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor Center
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

“The Bling in Timpanogos Cave”
Friday, June 25
(Visitor Center) Jewels, gems, crystals, oh my! Come take a good look at the crystals found in the caves with Ranger Royce Shelley. Build your own‘crystal kit’ so you can grow similar crystals at home.

“The Discovery and Exploration of Utah’s Deepest Cave”
Saturday, June 26
(Visitor Center) In 2002 a small group of Utahan cave explorers discovered what could become the deepest cave in the continental United States, but as the cave goes progressively deeper they are reminded how dangerous cave exploration can be. Come join one of the original explorers as he shares stories and images of this amazing discovery.

“The Flowers of American Fork Canyon”
Sunday, June 27
(Visitor Center) Do these flowers belong here? Join Ranger Josh Butler and find out just what flowers are supposed to be growing in our canyon.

“Tracks, Crafts and Kids – Leaving Your Mark”
Monday, June 28
(Mutual Dell) Do tracks fascinate you? Explore the world of tracking with Ranger Kory Kowallis. Features a make and take track casting activity.

“C’Mon Everybody, Let’s Go Fishing!”
Friday, July 2
(Mile Rock Picnic Area, AF Canyon) Anglers, young and old, will get hooked on fishing while learning basic fishing techniques every person who wets a hook needs to know. Bring your own poles or use one of ours to practice what you’ve learned with Rangers Brad Woolstenhulme and Andrea Slaugh.

“There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills- Or is There?”
Saturday, July 3
(Visitor Center) Years ago people were drawn to American Fork Canyon to see if they could strike it rich mining precious ore. come hear the stories of those old-time miners, then try your hand at gold panning with Ranger Sue Bromley.

Junior Ranger: Birds of Prey with Ben Woodruff

“America’s Greatest Idea”Sunday, July 4
(Visitor Center) Join Ranger Marc Ellison for an inspirational and patriotic evening. Learn how the founding fathers’ ideals have become the rights and privileges we enjoy today, including the legacy of National Parks.

“SHIFT Happens! Whose FAULT is it?”
Monday, July 5
(Visitor Center) What is the likelihood of an earthquake happening along the Wasatch Fault? How big would it be? What damage would it do? What should we expect? Have these and other questions answered by Ranger Kristen Bromley.

New! Free ranger-guided tours of Cascade Springs.
June 7 – August 12, 2010
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
All ages are invited to attend this free program. Join a ranger from Timpanogos Cave National Monument on a guided walk around Cascade Springs. Learn why the springs are there and the importance they have to the surrounding area.

New! Free ranger-guided walks on the Canyon Nature Trail
June 7 – August 12, 2010
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Meet with a ranger on the front steps of the Visitor Center. From there, enjoy a guided walk down the ¼ mile paved Canyon Nature Trail. Learn about the past, present and future of the canyon and its ecosystem.

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