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March 2017
$50

POETRY IN THE PARK

March 3 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Zion National Park Lodge Auditorium,

This exciting program, now in its EIGHTH year, is made possible by a partnership between Utah State Poetry Society, Zion Natural History Association, and Zion Canyon Field Institute. It is partially funded by grants from the Utah State Division of Arts and Museums, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Join us for a daylong workshop "Metaphors Everywhere" taught by Colorado Western Slope Poet Laureate, Rosemerry Wahtola - Trommer. SCHEDULE FRIDAY-March 3, 2017 8:45-9:00 am Finalize Registration, Mix and Mingle 9:00-10:45 am Workshop…

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$45

THURSDAY TREK

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Field Institute treks are a great way to explore and learn about Zion. Join a Field Institute naturalist for an introduction to the geology, flora, fauna and cultural history of Zion. Foray into the park with a naturalist to learn about how animals and plants survive in Zion.  Learn about how Zion Canyon was formed and the geological activity still taking place in the park. Bring your camera for photo opportunities. Interpretive hikes are the naturalist’s choice with each program…

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April 2017
$45

SPRING BIRDS IN ZION

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Spend the morning tracking and observing birds along the Virgin River, and within the canyon’s lower slopes and bench lands. Species will include both year-round residents and spring migrants. Tracking techniques will focus on birding by ear, sitting quietly in one spot, and talking about springtime bird behavior, migration, and other aspects of various species’ natural history. Location(s) TBD; Participants should bring binoculars (or can borrow), good walking shoes, clothing appropriate for the season and changing conditions, sunscreen, water, snack,…

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$65

MOJAVE WILDFLOWERS

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
BLM Office; St. George, UT 345 E. Riverside Dr.,

The Mojave is one of five major desert regions of North America and is characterized by mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. This climate pattern favors annual wildflowers, nearly one third of which occur nowhere else in the world. The real signature plant of the Mojave is the Joshua tree, a relative of the Yucca that can form extensive "forests" on gentle, rocky slopes. Although Utah is largely a desert state, only a thin wedge of the Mojave occurs in the state,…

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$45

THURSDAY TREK

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Field Institute treks are a great way to explore and learn about Zion. Join a Field Institute naturalist for an introduction to the geology, flora, fauna and cultural history of Zion. Foray into the park with a naturalist to learn about how animals and plants survive in Zion. Learn about how Zion Canyon was formed and the geological activity still taking place in the park. Bring your camera for photo opportunities. Interpretive hikes are the naturalist’s choice with each program…

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$60

LOW DESERT WILDFLOWERS

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Zion National Park has the richest and most diverse plant flora of any park in Utah with over 1,000 different species. Much of the park's diversity is derived from its location at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave desert ecosystems. The Mohave flora is very limited in the park, being found primarily in the extreme southwest corner in the Coal Pits Wash and Petrified Forest areas. These low desert areas appear barren and austere during much…

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$225

ZION THROUGH THE LENS

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 16 @ 7:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

What better time to photograph in Zion than when spring wildflowers abound, when the river runs fast and the wildlife is abundant? Learn about Zion and photography at the same time. The primary goal in this class will be learning to operate your camera in full manual mode. Other topics to be covered include controlling depth of field, exposure control, appropriate use of filters, proper use of tripods, white balance control, composition, making the most of small and medium formats…

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$60

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD DAY

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Spend a day in the field with a Zion archaeologist and get a feel for the daily comings and goings of this fascinating profession. We'll start at 9am and go until 3 or 4pm. Bring lunch and lots of water and expect to hike, get dirty, and be tired by the end of the day. You might do site survey work, or cataloging, or any number of archaeological tasks. FEE: $60 (No Discounts)!!!!   Minimum enrollment of one person by…

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$45

ZION AND THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Spend the morning exploring the human and ecosystem connections to water in Zion Canyon and the Virgin River’s place within the Colorado Basin. Topics to be covered include local water development and use, Colorado Basin geography and river management, and riparian ecology. This class will go to the Sand Bench area, a floodplain in the upper canyon, and possible other hydro-centric locations. Participants should wear good walking shoes, clothing appropriate for the season and changing conditions, sunscreen, water, and snack.…

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$60

ZION GEOLOGY

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Short hikes, an indoor visual presentation, and trailside lectures will highlight important geological concepts of Zion National Park. The workshop will focus on exploring the continual geologic processes at work in Zion. The group will get an up-close look at the effects of landslides and rock falls which still occur in the park. The role and power of water in the cutting and shaping of the canyon will also be revealed through a riverside hike. This is an excellent overview…

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