ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:00am

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

10:00 a.m. Talk   - In Search of the Elusive Elephant Tree                 30 Minutes
The seldom seen, endangered elephant tree survives in only a few scattered and isolated spots in California.  Join Volunteer Naturalist Karen Cormier at the Visitor Center to find out how to identify these distinctive trees, hear why Native Americans valued the trees, and discover where you can look for elephant tree herds “in the wild”.
11:00 a.m. Walk   Touch! Don't Touch:  Sharing the Desert With Young Children.  45 Minutes
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. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.
1:00 p.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.
6:00 p.m. Walk  -Let’s Be “Crepuscular”!                                             1 Hour
You probably know “Nocturnal”, maybe “Diurnal”. Walk with Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for an easy walk near the Visitor Center at dusk to explore the fascinating and surprisingly active hour between the day and night.  Meet in front of the Visitor Center.
7:30 p.m. Talk   – Enjoy Anza-Borrego’s Dark Night Sky!                 1.5 Hours
April nights 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 (you’ll be amazed at the view!), and flashlight (red lens is preferable, to preserve night vision). Telescope viewing if weather permits. Meet on the roof of the Visitor Center.