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October 2017
$45

WEDNESDAY WILDLIFE WALK

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

You’ve come to Zion to hike and view magnificent scenery. So, why not do it with a biologist who knows the area and can help you search for animal life along the way? Hike scenic trails, and along the way look for bugs and beasts you care to see (and avoid those you don’t). Bighorn, mule deer, wild turkeys, deermice, darkling beetles, tarantulas and other wildlife stars of Zion are on the menu. Bring your cameras, binoculars or just yourselves.…

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$60

THE FERNS OF ZION

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Ferns are a beautiful, diverse, and ecologically fascinating part of the Zion flora. You have seen the Southern Maidenhair Fern in Zion's hanging gardens, but many others are tucked away in cool, moist spots where the casual tourist seldom thinks to look. Join botanist Steve McKee, as we explore the "east side" for many of Zion's 25 species of ferns and fern allies. Limited to 10 participants. FEE: $60 MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by Wed, Oct 11 @ 12 noon or…

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$60

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Perspective is everything! Gain a perspective on Zion Canyon by hiking outside the park on the Eagle Crags trail and be treated to stunning views from high vantage points. Your naturalist-guided hike will cover a little bit of geology, botany, and human history while we take in the sights. A moderately strenuous hike of 5-6 miles in length starting at about 4,200 feet elevation and moving gently uphill from there. Limited to 8 participants. FEE: $60.00 MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by…

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$45

THURSDAY TREK

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

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 how  the canyon was formed and the geologic activity still at work today. Interpretive hikes are the naturalist's choice with each program a unique outdoor learning adventure. Limited to 11 participants. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by Tues, Oct 17 @ 12 noon or class will…

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$60

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD DAY

October 19 @ 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: 1 by Mon, Oct 16…

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$65

RIM TO FLOOR OR RIM AND BACK

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Need to stretch your legs a bit? Join a ZCFI naturalist as we hike either the East Mesa Trail to Observation Point down to the canyon floor at Weeping Rock or the East Rim Trail to Deertrap Mountain and back. Our actual destination will be determined the morning of the hike depending on the vehicles that are at our disposal. Either hike affords fantastic views in all directions. Along the way we’ll talk geology, botany, some biology, and desert ecosystems.…

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$60

FALL JOURNALING IN ZION

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Learn about the natural world in Zion through passionate observation and attentive contemplation. Awaken your senses and create pages that are a rich and meaningful record of your experience—a touchstone for remembering your connection to Zion. No previous writing or drawing experience necessary. Tools, materials, and methods for journaling will be discussed. Bring a box lunch for a group picnic lunch break. Limited to 8 participants. FEE: $60 MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by Wed, Oct 18 @ 12 noon or class…

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$110

ARCHAEOLOGY SERVICE PROJECT

October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Join our archaeologist, roll up your sleeves, and prepare for two days of learning and fieldwork in Zion. We will work outside on projects of the archaeologist's choosing which may include site surveys and/or inventories. This is an opportunity to learn trailside about the prehistoric and historic settlements and people of Zion from the Basket Makers to the Mormon pioneers while helping out in a project beneficial to the park. We will be working in remote areas of the park…

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$225

FALL FOLIAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

October 26 @ 9:00 am - October 27 @ 7:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Spend two days in this in-depth workshop on photography during one of the most visually exciting times of the year in Zion. Shades of yellow, peach and red abound as the group works among the box elder, cottonwood, and maple trees in the park. The group will work in several geologically distinct areas with the chance to photograph sweeping landscapes or to concentrate on the small things that make Zion special. For the serious photo enthusiast, this is a chance…

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$45

FALL BIRD HIKE

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

Spend the morning walking through the riparian habitat along the valley floor via part of the Pa’rus Trail and then heading up the lower scrub slopes and pinyon-juniper woodland to the top of the Watchman Trail. We will track and observe birds along the way, paying particular attention to the change in habitats, and talking about the natural history of some of the species we may observe. Limited to 10 participants. Participants should bring binoculars (or, can borrow), good hiking shoes,…

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