ABDSP Interpretive Activities are free and open to the public. They meet at the Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
11:00 a.m. Display - Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Lions 2 Hours
Volunteer Naturalist Bonnie Clapp will be stationed in the Visitor Center Garden greeting visitors and answering questions about her display of photos, horns, pelts, scat and other objects associated with our desert bighorn sheep and mountain lions. This is not a formal presentation; feel free to drop by anytime between 11 AM and 1PM for a visit with Bonnie!
11:00 a.m. – Junior Rangers 45 Minutes
Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited.
12:00 p.m. Hike – Discovering the Archaeological History of the ‘Ehmuu Morteros 2 Hours
Discover the hidden secrets of an ancient Kumeyaay Native American village site. Join Volunteer Archaeologist and Naturalist Sam Webb to explore both rock art and historic milling features. This 1.5 mile hike is over uneven terrain. Be sure to bring the usual water, hat, and sturdy footwear. Meet at the Morteros trailhead in Blair Valley, about 3 miles off Highway S-2 on a dirt road (turn into Blair Valley near mile marker 23).
1:30 p.m. Talk – The Pollen Path: Seasonal Movements of Native Americans 1 Hour
Discover the amazing secrets of the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Join Park Aide Steve Russell in an exciting journey through the past as we take a look at how early residents migrated to take advantage of different food supplies.
3:00 p.m. Talk – Hardy Desert Survivors – 45 Minutes
Join Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker for a power point program in the Discovery Lab as she introduces you to some unique and amazing hardy desert survivors- the desert plants and discusses how the ingenious Native Americans used desert plants for their food, clothing, shelter, and medicine. 3:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Campfire- – Bats of Borrego and Beyond 1 Hour
Bats are in the air, everywhere! Find out why these mysterious night flyers are disappearing and how you can help protect them. Meet Ranger Jeri at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center.