ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
10:00 a.m. Touch! Don't Touch: The Fine Art of Sharing the Desert With Young Children 1 Hour
Parents and Grandparents, come along with your young children up to age 7 to explore the desert together with Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter. Hear an inspiring story that teaches children how to safely and carefully touch the plants, rocks, and sand to awaken a sense of wonder. Regina shares tips that encourage parents to confidently and joyfully explore the Park with their young children. Meet on the Plaza near the Visitor Center.
1:00 p.m. – Walk – 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. Thei 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, 3.5 miles south of Highway 78, then 3 miles off of Highway S-2 on a dirt road.
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.
7:30 p.m. – Campfire - - Ranger Surprise 1 Hour
Join Ranger Mike at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center for an evening campfire program.