ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Date: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 9:00am

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

9:00 a.m. Talk – Sand Mammoth                                1 Hour
Sandra Keeley will present a 45-minute talk with slides that investigates the discovery, excavation, field removal, and lab preparation of the recent Sand Mammoth fossil find.

11:00 a.m. Walk   - Beaks and Feet: Birding Made Simple                1 Hour
If you’ve always wanted to learn about birds but thought it’s too complicated and only for birding experts, you’ll enjoy this simple way of identifying and appreciating the birds! Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, in the Visitor Center Discovery Lab for this hands-on discovery session and get a close look at birds in and around the Visitor Center.  For bird lovers 8 and up with no previous birding experience necessary.

1:00 p.m. Walk   - Rainbow Any Day                            1 Hour
Even when it’s not raining, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert. Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a unique view of the desert nearby the Visitor Center, exploring how color occurs and reveals the details of the desert that we often only glimpse. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.

3:00 p.m. Talk – Radio Astronomy at Clark Dry Lake                    1 Hour
Astronomer Dr. Jim Rickard will present a lecture on the history and operation of the radio telescope in Clark Dry Lake at the monthly meeting of the Naturalist Society. Dr. Rickard worked as a staff astronomer at Clark Lake for nine years. The meeting will be held in the Discovery Lab at the Visitor Center, the public is invited, and there is no charge.