Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Upcoming Utah State Parks Events

April 26 Dead Horse Point State Park - Moab Incredible Insects: Desert insects have unique adaptations enabling them to survive and thrive. Learn about our local insects and explore the desert to see what you can find! Meet at the visitor center amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. for this half-hour program. (435) 259-2614

April 29 Escalante Petrified Forest State Park - Escalante
Geology Hike: How did a forest turn to stone? Discover the answer on a guided one-mile hike to the Petrified Forest. Meet at the visitor center at 10 a.m. (435) 826-4466

April 30 Dead Horse Point State Park - Moab
Bird Walk: Join park staff at 7:30 p.m. at the visitor center amphitheater for a bird walk. Learn to identify desert birds by sight and by their calls. Explore this fascinating desert ecosystem and learn more about the birds that call it home. (435) 259-2614

April 30 Escalante Petrified Forest State Park - Escalante
Wildflower Tour: Take a walk on the wild side! Meet our native wildflowers on a guided hike through the park. Meet at the visitor center at 10 a.m. (435) 826-4466

May 1 Wasatch Mountain State Park - Midway
Spring Birding: Join the park naturalist from 9 to 11 a.m. for a leisurely bird walk in the park. Spring is migration time which means many of our summer resident birds are on their way back to Midway. Meet at the visitor center. Bring binoculars if you have them, and dress for the weather. (435) 654-1791

May 1 Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum - Blanding
Four Corners Indian Art Market: Celebrate the artistic traditions of the native cultures of the Four Corners at the 5th annual Indian Art Market from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet artists representing more than one dozen southwest tribes and Pueblo nations including master weavers, potters, basket weavers, and flute and drum makers. Events include traditional and contemporary dance, music, food, silent auction, and educational activities for children. (435) 678-2238

May 1 Rockport State Park - Peoa
Spring Contra Dance: Dance to live traditional music in the historic and newly renovated Old Church at Rockport State Park. Workshop begins at 7:30 p.m. with dancing at 8 p.m. All dances are taught, and a partner is not required. (435) 336-2241

May 1 Fielding Garr Ranch/Antelope Island State Park - Syracuse
Junior Ranger Program: Join us at 2 p.m. for a fun-filled experience learning how Antelope Island’s native people gathered food. Though this program is geared for children ages six to 12, everyone is welcome. (801) 554-9253

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