ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 9:00am

All activities meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise specified.

9:00 a.m. Hike – Mine Wash Vista       3 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Mary Ekelund and Paul Larson on a drive back into Mine Wash where
we will continue on foot for a 4-mile roundtrip hike with ever-changing sights around each bend.
We will need to climb a couple of 4-foot dry waterfalls on our way to a spectacular view of Shelter
Valley. Be sure to bring the usual water, hat, and sturdy footwear. Meet at the beginning of Mine
Wash Road, 2.7 miles east of the Tamarisk Grove intersection on Highway 78.
9:00 a.m. Walk – Spring Plant Walk     2 Hours
Enjoy and learn about the ingenuity of our SURVIVAL EXPERTS--OUR AMAZING DESERT PLANTS! Meet knowledgeable members of the Park's Botany Society for an easy morning stroll somewhere in the Park. Leaders and destinations will vary. Bring water, sun protection, and sturdy shoes. Note:  Check with the ABF Store or the State Park Visitor Center for additional dates.  No reservation needed; meet at State Park Store, (587 Palm Canyon Drive, next to ABF office).
$10 per person. Call Ashley at ABF for more information at 760-767-0446 ext 1003.
11:00 a.m. Talk  – Cosmic Recycling: Geological Highlights of the Anza-Borrego Region    1 Hour
Southern California has a rich and varied geological history. Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian will relate some of the fascinating local lore and how it ties into the larger picture. Meet in the Discovery Lab at the Visitor Center.
7:30 p.m. Talk   – Enjoy Anza-Borrego’s Dark Night Sky!          1.5 Hours
Spring evenings are perfect for Stargazing at the Visitor Center! Explore constellations, search for planets, and learn about the importance of dark skies everywhere. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, binoculars if you have them, flashlight (red lens is preferable) and your imagination! Look for Sally Theriault, Park Interpreter, on the roof of the Visitor Center. Telescope viewing if weather permits.