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May 2018

BASIN TO PLATEAU

May 5
Zion National Park Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
$70.00 11 tickets left

At Spring Creek (just north of the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park) the transition from Colorado Plateau to Basin and Range is abrupt and obvious. Join botanist Matt Ogburn and Michael Plyler as we hike through the Spring Creek drainage to explore the wildflower display and some convoluted geology. Stand near the shore of where the Pacific Ocean was some 750 million years ago. As the hike progresses up the drainage we find ourselves in a slot canyon…

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JOURNALING INTO A DEEPER NATURE ZONE

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$45.00 8 tickets left

Spend the morning sitting quietly at two different locations within Zion Canyon and documenting sensory observations, thus creating a dialog with the immediate environment. The outcomes of this class can include notes for further nature study, sketches, creative writing inspiration, and a log of seasonal climate, plant, and animal occurrences. Locations TBD; Participants should bring binoculars if they have them, good walking shoes, clothing appropriate for the season and changing conditions, sunscreen, water, snack, and a field notebook and pens/pencils…

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THURSDAY TREK

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$45.00 6 tickets left

Thursday Treks are a great way to explore and learn about Zion. Join your 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. FEE: $45 MINIMUM…

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD DAY

May 17
Zion Human History Museum
$60.00 2 tickets left

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)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INSTRUCTOR: Member of Zion Archaeological staff AGES:…

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OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

May 18
Zion Human History Museum
$60.00 8 tickets left

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 of the park 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…

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RIM TO FLOOR OR RIM AND BACK

May 21
Zion Human History Museum
$65.00 8 tickets left

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. This is one for seasoned hikers looking to expand their knowledge base…

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June 2018

RIVERSIDE BIRDS

June 1 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Zion Human History Museum
$45.00 10 tickets left

Summer is the time when birds in Zion are busy nesting, raising young, and defending breeding territories. Spend the morning tracking and observing birds in two or more locations along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon. Tracking techniques will include birding by ear, nest finding, sitting quietly in one spot, and talking about breeding-season bird behavior and other aspects of various species’ natural history. Participants should bring binoculars (or, can borrow), good walking shoes, clothing appropriate for the season and…

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HANGING GARDENS OF ZION

June 2
Zion Human History Museum
$60.00 10 tickets left

As their name implies, hanging gardens are lush assemblages of plants found in association with small seeps or springs and usually located in shady cliff recesses well above ground level. Hanging gardens contain a distinctive flora of ferns, orchids, colorful monkeyflowers and primroses, and other wetland plants that are not typically associated with desert climates. These unique ecological systems are rare in the southwest but relatively frequent at several sites within Zion Canyon in Zion National Park.  We will take…

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THURSDAY TREK

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$45.00 11 tickets left

Thursday Treks are a great way to explore and learn about Zion. Join your 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 a unique outdoor learning…

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ZION NARROWS SERVICE PROJECT

June 27 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$65.00 11 tickets left

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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