ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:30am

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

7:30 a.m. Walk - Bird Walk                                     1.5 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of our desert. All birding levels welcome. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. Please bring binoculars.  Rain cancels.

10:00 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.

10:00 a.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.

11:00 a.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 Volunteer Naturalist 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.

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. 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.