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. Hike - Roving Naturalist in Borrego Palm Canyon 3 Hours
Volunteer Naturalist Celeste Doughty will be roaming the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail searching for bighorn sheep and other interesting features along the trail. Look for her in her volunteer vest as you hike to the palm oasis. This is not a guided hike.
9:15 a.m. Talk – Osteology for Paleontologists 3 Hours
Lyndon Murray, District paleontologist, and Dr. Sharon Sussman will present this lecture as part of the Volunteer Paleontology lecture series. Open to the public. Meet in the Discovery Lab at the Visitor Center.
11:00 a.m. Walk – Get to Know the Park 1.5 Hours
You’ve just arrived and wonder where you can take an easy walk to get introduced to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist for a walk on The Connector Trail to get a good overview of the desert and what you can experience during your stay. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Wear long sleeves and a sun hat. Bring a quart of water that you can carry hands-free.
4:00 p.m. Walk - What’s A “Crepuscular” Animal? 1 Hour
You probably know “Nocturnal” animals, maybe “Diurnal” ones. Walk with Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist for an easy walk on the Trail to the Campground at dusk to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between the dayshift and the nightshift of the animal world. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.