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June 2017
$45

THURSDAY TREK

June 1 @ 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

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD DAY

June 1 @ 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. MINIMUM OF ONE PARTICIPANT REGISTERED INTO CLASS BY NOON ON MAY 30…

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$45

RIVERSIDE BIRDS

June 2 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Zion Human History Museum,

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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$60

HANGING GARDENS OF ZION

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum,

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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$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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$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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