ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 8:00am

ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.

8:00 a.m. Hike - Roving Naturalist in Borrego Palm Canyon               3 Hours
Volunteer Naturalist Dan Leidecker will be roaming the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail searching for bighorn sheep and other interesting features along the trail. Look for him in his volunteer vest as you hike to the palm oasis.  This is not a guided hike.

9:00 a.m. Walk  – Notice and Wonder                         1.5 Hours                                                                        
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature journaling. We’ll explore the desert using very basic techniques of writing, drawing, and painting to help us see, remember, and investigate vibrantly.  No artistic ability required! Bring your own journal or use ours. Be prepared with water and sunhat. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

1:00 p.m. Walk  – Those Amazing Desert Plants!                   1 Hour
Explore the Visitor Center garden with Park Interpreter Sally Theriault and discover some of the unique strategies that help plants survive here. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

2:30 p.m. Talk  – Animal Songs                         1 Hour                                                                                    
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a lighthearted look at the sounds some of the Park animals make. You’ll leave this interactive program with new appreciation for some of the Park animals and a song in your heart! Meet in the Visitor Center Discovery Lab.

4:00 p.m. Walk  – Let’s Be Crepuscular                                          1 Hour
You probably know “Nocturnal”, maybe “Diurnal”. Walk with Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for an easy walk near the Visitor Center at dusk to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between the day and night. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.