ZION CANYON FIELD INSTITUTE

2014 LOOKS TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR ZION CANYON FIELD INSTITUTE 
ATTEND ONE OF THE SPECTACULAR CLASSES PLANNED

Zion Canyon Field Institute is offering 55 scheduled classes in 2014. There are three new classes; Zion Canyon’s Cottonwood Trees and the CCCHigh Country Mammals, and Crepuscular Mammals. We have also fine-tuned our Narrows’ offerings to Wednesdays only. We did this because Wednesday is one of the slowest days of visitation in the Park.
We are once again offering Great Basin National Park Exploratory that was offered for the first time last year. This class was a big hit with all the first time attendees. Here’s a quote from one of the participants, “Thank you for such a fabulous trip!  I think Great Basin is my new favorite park!  We had a 10 day roadtrip and everyone in my family thought the highlight of the trip was the time spent with you, Ben and Walt on our hikes.”
Again this year the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series is a collaboration with the Division of Resource Management in Zion and is made possible by a generous grant from the National Park Foundation. As always these lectures are free and open to the public, and occur at the Canyon Community Center (126 Lion Blvd) in Springdale. All lectures start @ 7:30 pm. The following lectures are already scheduled with more to come.

January 17
Dr. Alan Titus – All the Bells and Whistles: Late Cretaceous Horned Dinosaurs
February 13
Lori Rome – Mountain Lions on the Colorado Plateau
April 17
Gary Oye – America’s Wilderness:Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation

So pick a class or a free lecture and join us. If your visit to Zion does not coincide with a scheduled class please inquire about our “Custom Explore Zion” program. Enjoy a half day or full day guided activity with one of our knowledgeable naturalist/guides. Call 435-772-3264 or email ZCFI director Michael Plyler at michael.plyler@zionpark.org. We hope to take you hiking in our classroom soon.

To see the complete 2014 Calendar of Classes click here.

Field Institute participants can expect their workshop to be led by an expert in the field of instruction as well as limited class sizes. Come and immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion National Park and the surrounding area. Call 435-772-3264 for a list of classes available for 2014 or visit our website at www.zionpark.org/events.

6th Annual Plein Air Event

2014 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE 6TH ANNUAL ZION PLEIN AIR EVENT

Come one come all! Visitors and artists are welcome to the 6th Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Event to be held the November 3-9, 2014.

See the 2014 list of artists here.

Visitors coming to the park during this most beautiful time of year, November 3 – 9, have the added dimension of seeing nationally known artists painting throughout the park. Each artist will give a free demonstration scheduled from Monday through Friday.

Click here to print a pdf schedule of events.

Proceeds from this event benefit Zion’s award winning youth education programs. Painting to the right, “Morning Light – Kolob Canyon” by artist George Handrahan. Painting below, “Sunset Ranch” by artist Suze Woolf.

Plan now to attend for a life enriching experience.

Click here to read about the 2012 Zion Plein Air Event.

Click here to print a schedule of events.

Click here to read Lyman Hafen’s great article “Art and the Story of Zion”

Online Applications for the 7th Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational

Zion National Park is pleased to have hosted some of the country’s finest plein air artists the past six years. The 7th Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational will be held Monday, November 2nd thru Sunday, November 8th, 2015.

For those who are interested in applying, the online application is now available.

Applications are due February 15th at midnight. For more information, please call 435-772-3264 or email info@zionpark.org