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 – Heavenly Hike through Hellhole Canyon 5 hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Ted Caragozian for a 6-mile (roundtrip) moderately strenuous exploration of Hellhole Canyon. Meet at the Hellhole Canyon parking area; take S-22 south from Palm Canyon Drive approximately 1 mile. The parking area is on the right-hand side of the road. Due to the difficult terrain, wear sturdy footwear and bring a hat, sunscreen, lunch, and plenty of water.
10:00 a.m. Talk/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 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 years old and up with no previous birding experience necessary. Bring binoculars if you have them.
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.
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.
4:00 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.
7:30 p.m. Campfire Program – Getting the “Bad” Out of the Badlands 1 Hour
Join Ranger Mike at the Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center for an evening campfire program to explore the Badlands. Find out why the Badlands aren’t so bad.