ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 10:00am

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

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.

11:00 a.m.Talk   Mystery Cat: Anza-Borrego’s Elusive Mountain Lion         45 Minutes
Join Volunteer Naturalist Don Endicott for a 45-minute multi-media introduction to the natural history of the Park's seldom seen apex predator.   Don's talk will describe the amazing attributes and signature behaviors of our big cats, show how relationships between Mountain Lions and people changed over time, and outline their key contributions to a healthy wilderness environment.  

1:00 p.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.

3:00 p.m.Walk   - Desert Drug Store                                  45 Minutes
Join Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker to discover the Native American drugstore, the creosote bush. This is an easy walk around the Visitor Center Garden.