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June 2017
$65

ZION NARROWS SERVICE PROJECT

June 28 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Temple of Sinawava,

This 7-mile interpretive hike in the Zion Narrows is an opportunity to experience this dramatic area with a naturalist who will discuss its geology, plants, and animals. Much of the walk takes places in the Virgin River and participants should be prepared to get wet and to walk on river rocks using a walking stick. Learn about the power of flash floods to shape the landscape, see hanging gardens, and be awed by the massive vertical slabs of Navajo sandstone…

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July 2017
$65

ZION NARROWS SERVICE PROJECT

July 5 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Temple of Sinawava,

This 7-mile interpretive hike in the Zion Narrows is an opportunity to experience this dramatic area with a naturalist who will discuss its geology, plants, and animals. Much of the walk takes places in the Virgin River and participants should be prepared to get wet and to walk on river rocks using a walking stick. Learn about the power of flash floods to shape the landscape, see hanging gardens, and be awed by the massive vertical slabs of Navajo sandstone…

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$65

CEDAR MOUNTAIN WILDFLOWERS

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cedar Breaks Entry Station,

Escape the heat of the lower elevations as botanist Matt Ogburn takes us on a wildflower tour that explores the beauty of the annual Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival. Through a series of short hikes we will cover most of the diversity and beauty of the wildflower array in the Monument. We'll see Markagunt and Rydberg penstemon, columbine, gentian, and possibly prairie smoke and elephant head. We'll hike the Alpine Pond trial for a chance to see the beautiful Parry Primrose. If time permits…

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$85

CEDAR BREAKS WILDFLOWER PHOTOGRAPHY

July 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cedar Breaks Entry Station,

Join photographer Michael Plyler during peak wildflower season in Cedar Breaks National Monument. Learn techniques to maximize your ability to photographically interpret the beauty all around you. We’ll discuss photographing the big vista or the intimate close-up and when to choose one over the other. A macro lens, though not a prerequisite, will be a welcome addition to your lens arsenal. Limited to 8 participants.  FEE: $85 MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by Wed, July 12 @ 12 noon or class will…

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$65

WILDFLOWER JOURNALING AT CEDAR BREAKS

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cedar Breaks Entry Station,

Learn about the natural world in Cedar Breaks National Monument 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 Cedar Breaks. 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. Minimum enrollment 3 people by Wed, July 12 @ noon. FEE:…

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$65

CEDAR BREAKS GEOLOGY

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cedar Breaks Entry Station,

Just north of Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument encompasses part of the western escarpment of the Colorado Plateau at the very top of the “Grand Staircase”.   Designed to complement the Cedar Breaks ranger walks and include the broader geologic context of the Monument, the class will tour some of the geologic features on the Markagunt Plateau beyond the Monument boundaries, including the ash-flow tuffs on 11,300-foot Brian Head Peak, young volcanoes and lava flows, Navajo Lake (a natural…

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August 2017
$65

ZION NARROWS SERVICE PROJECT

August 23 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Temple of Sinawava,

This 7-mile interpretive hike in the Zion Narrows is an opportunity to experience this dramatic area with a naturalist who will discuss its geology, plants, and animals. Much of the walk takes places in the Virgin River and participants should be prepared to get wet and to walk on river rocks using a walking stick. Learn about the power of flash floods to shape the landscape, see hanging gardens, and be awed by the massive vertical slabs of Navajo sandstone…

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September 2017
$65

ZION NARROWS SERVICE PROJECT

September 6 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Temple of Sinawava,

This 7-mile interpretive hike in the Zion Narrows is an opportunity to experience this dramatic area with a naturalist who will discuss its geology, plants, and animals. Much of the walk takes places in the Virgin River and participants should be prepared to get wet and to walk on river rocks using a walking stick. Learn about the power of flash floods to shape the landscape, see hanging gardens, and be awed by the massive vertical slabs of Navajo sandstone…

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$65

SECRETS OF CEDAR BREAKS

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cedar Breaks Entry Station,

Cedar Breaks has some beautiful trails and superb overlooks. But did you know it is also home to some rare plants and animals found in few other places on the planet? We’ll take some popular hikes and along the way point out some of these rarities. Prepare yourself for fun hikes and fun finds. Limited to 10 participants. FEE: $65 MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 3 by Wed, Sep 6 @ 12 noon or class will cancel. If you're reading this past the minimum…

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$60

FALL WILDFLOWERS

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

We often assume spring is the only time to observe native wildflowers in abundance, but a number of plant species have adapted to flowering after the summer monsoons, and so early fall can be a rewarding time for plant watching as well. Join us on an expedition in one of several possible locations within Zion National Park to observe many of the park's outstanding late-bloomers.  Learn how fall-flowering plants have to complete their life cycle before cold weather sets in and…

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