ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Date: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 5:45am

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

5:25 a.m. Hike – Font’s Point Sunrise Rim Walk 4 Hours
Join State Park Volunteer Naturalist Terry Hunefeld for a slow, 3-4 hour nature & geology amble along the Font’s Point escarpment to watch the sun rise over the Borrego Badlands. We’ll explore geological processes, climate changes and desert life adaptations as we look down into a million years of history. This is a moderate 3-4 mile walk depending on weather, much of it cross-country (no trail) through cactus, over steep, rolling terrain. We’ll make lots of stops to enjoy the views and talk about what we’re seeing. Water, hiking shoes & hats are mandatory, no exceptions. Four-wheel-drive is required (Terry has room for 4 passengers, first come, first served.) Meet at the entrance to Font’s Point Wash (mile marker 29.3 on Hwy S-22). Limited to 10 participants who must have pre-registered at the Visitor Center.

11:00 a.m. Walk- Garden Walk 1 Hour
Join Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert plants.

2:00 p.m. – Junior Rangers 1 Hour
Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited. Bring a sunhat and water.

8:00 p.m. Talk– Enjoy Anza-Borrego’s Dark Night Sky! 1 Hour
Spring nights are perfect for Stargazing in the desert! Explore constellations and learn what it means to be an International Dark-Sky Park. Bring binoculars if you have them (you’ll be amazed at the view!) and flashlight (red lens is preferable, to preserve night vision). Telescope viewing if weather permits. Join Interpreter Sally Theriault at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center. Rain or cloud cover will cancel program.