ABDSP Interpretive Activities are Free and Open to the Public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
8:30 a.m. Hike – Calcite Canyon Spectacular 5-6 Hours
Join Volunteer Naturalist Ted Caragozian and explore the sandstone canyon country around the Calcite Mine. You will follow the Middle Fork of Palm Wash up over some small dry falls to a slot canyon, check out the mine, and see a demonstration of calcite’s interesting optical properties. Meet at the Calcite Mine Road, mile marker 38.1, east on Highway S-22. Parking is available on both sides of the highway. Wear sturdy footwear, a hat, and carry water. This hike is rated moderately strenuous.
5:00 p.m. Talk – Moon Features Come Alive/ Supermoon! 45 Minutes
Have you wondered what the “Man in the Moon” really is? Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for this interactive program to discern the features of the Moon and see a demonstration of the Moon phases. Meet in the Visitor Center Discovery Lab. Stay for the Moon rise.
5:45 p.m. Talk – The Moon Rises 30 Minutes
Watch the spectacular Full Moon rise. Bring out your lawn chair and binoculars and meet on the Visitor Center Roof, the “Bridge.”