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April 2017
$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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