ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 7:30am to 8:30pm


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

7:30 a.m. Walk – Bird Walk 1.5 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of our desert. All birding levels welcome. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. Please bring binoculars. Rain cancels.

11:00 a.m. Walk – Garden Walk 45 Min.
Join a Visitor Center Interpreter who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert plants.

1:30 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 and take a look at how early residents migrated to take advantage of different food supplies.

2:00 p.m. Junior Rangers 45 Min.
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 Program – Owls: The Eyes into Your Culture 1 Hour
Ranger D.L. Stephen takes you on a journey exploring why owls are important to numerous cultures. This is not your typical campfire program but takes you back to a time when people gathered around a campfire, telling stories. This story tells the tale of the night’s silent hunters’ position in different cultures’ mythology through the use of various forms of puppetry.