ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
11:00 a.m. Talk - Hardy Desert Survivors 45 Minutes
Join Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker for an introduction to some unique and amazing hardy desert survivors- the desert plants. Discuss how the ingenious Native Americans used desert plants for their food, clothing, shelter, and medicine. Meet at the Visitor Center.
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).
2:00 p.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.
3:00 p.m. Talk – Animal Songs 45 Minutes
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a lighthearted look at the sounds some of the Park animals make. You’ll leave this 45-minute program with new appreciation for some of the Park animals and a song in your heart! Meet in the Visitor Center Discovery Lab.