ABDSP Interpretive Activities

Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

 

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. Walk - Bill Kenyon Trail 2 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalists Mary Ekelund and Paul Larson for a 1.5 mile walk on uneven ground to a beautiful desert overlook. Meet at Yaqui Pass Campground, on Highway S-3, 1 mile north of Tamarisk Grove Campground. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

2:00 p.m. Talk - Uses of Native Plants 1 Hour
Suzanne Emery, Docent from the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center in Poway, will demonstrate uses of native plants for food, medicine and construction techniques of the Kumeyaay Tribes of San Diego County and Baja California at the monthly meeting of the Colorado Desert Archaeology Society. This meeting is held in the Discovery Lab at the Visitor Center. The public is invited.

6:30 p.m. Talk - What Makes the Moon Change? 30 Min.
Come inside the Visitor Center for a demonstration of the reason we see the shape of the moon change each month and learn about the features that make the “Man in the Moon”.

7:00 p.m. Talk - The Moon Rises! 1 Hour
Watch the sky during the hour of the Moon’s rising. Bring out your lawn chair, binoculars and a red-filtered flashlight and meet on the Visitor Center Roof, the “Bridge”, for star and moon gazing. Dress warmly for welcoming this month’s moon.