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March 2018

POETRY IN THE PARK

March 2
Zion National Park Lodge Auditorium
$55.00

This exciting program, now in its NINTH year, is made possible by a partnership between Utah State Poetry Society and Zion National Park Forever Project. It is partially funded by grants from the Utah State Division of Arts and Museums, and the National Endowment for the Arts. “A Celebration of Sound and Sense” taught by award-winning author/poet,  Shanan Ballam from Utah State University’s English Dept.. FEE  ADULTS $55.00 register online below or send check to ZNPF, Zion National Park, Springdale, UT…

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THURSDAY TREK

March 29 @ 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…

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SPRING BIRDS IN ZION

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$45.00 11 tickets left

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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April 2018

MOJAVE WILDFLOWERS

April 7
BLM Office; St. George, UT 345 E. Riverside Dr. + Google Map
$65.00 12 tickets left

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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THURSDAY TREK

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum + Google Map
$45.00 9 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…

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LOW DESERT WILDFLOWERS

April 14
Zion Human History Museum + Google Map
$60.00 7 tickets left

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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ZION AND THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum + Google Map
$45.00 10 tickets left

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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ZION GEOLOGY

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum + Google Map
$60.00 11 tickets left

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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May 2018

BASIN TO PLATEAU

May 5
Zion National Park Kolob Canyons Visitor Center + Google Map
$70.00 12 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 + Google Map
$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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