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September 2017

Protected: Cedar Breaks Master Astronomer Program

$75 9 tickets left

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS ONLY AVAILABLE WITH PRE-APPROVAL.  PLEASE CONTACT NPS RANGER ZACH SCHIERL (zachary_schierl@nps.gov) IN ORDER TO BE APPROVED TO ATTEND.  ONCE APPROVED YOU WILL BE ISSUED A PASSWORD THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS THIS PAGE AND PURCHASE  ADMISSION TO THE COURSE Have you enjoyed looking up at the night sky? Do you have a telescope but are not quite sure how to use it? Do you want to make sure that future generations will be…

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GRAND STAIRCASE GEOLOGY

September 30 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$110 8 tickets left

Short hikes and fascinating geologic narrative will be combined with a history of southwestern Utah. On the second day, along the Kolob Terrace, see the superlative geology outside the park and then descend the Hurricane Fault. From one of the most spectacular panoramas in the entire geologic world, view the Arizona Strip and the mountains that rim the Grand Canyon. We will end up at Lava Point. Limited to 10 participants. FEE: $110.00 (No discounts) MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 3 by Tues,…

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October 2017

ARCHAEOGICAL FIELD DAY

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$60 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)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 1 by Mon, Oct 3 @…

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RIM TO FLOOR OR RIM AND BACK

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$65 7 tickets left

Need to stretch your legs a bit? Join a 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.Along the way we’ll talk geology, botany, some biology, and desert ecosystems. We’ll pass…

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WEDNESDAY WILDLIFE WALK

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$45 10 tickets left

You’ve come to Zion to hike and view magnificent scenery. So, why not do it with a biologist who knows the area and can help you search for animal life along the way? Hike scenic trails, and along the way look for bugs and beasts you care to see (and avoid those you don’t). Bighorn, mule deer, wild turkeys, deermice, darkling beetles, tarantulas and other wildlife stars of Zion are on the menu. Bring your cameras, binoculars or just yourselves.…

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THE FERNS OF ZION

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$60 10 tickets left

Ferns are a beautiful, diverse, and ecologically fascinating part of the Zion flora. You have seen the Southern Maidenhair Fern in Zion's hanging gardens, but many others are tucked away in cool, moist spots where the casual tourist seldom thinks to look. Join botanist Steve McKee, as we explore the "east side" for many of Zion's 25 species of ferns and fern allies. Limited to 10 participants. FEE: $60 MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by Wed, Oct 11 @ 12 noon or…

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OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$60 8 tickets left

Perspective is everything! Gain a new perspective on Zion Canyon by hiking outside the park on the Eagle Crags trail and be treated to stunning views 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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THURSDAY TREK

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$45 11 tickets left

Join a 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 how  the canyon was formed and the geologic activity still at work today. Interpretive hikes are the naturalist's choice with each program a unique outdoor learning adventure. Limited to 11 participants. MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 2 by Tues, Oct 17 @ 12 noon or class will cancel. If you're…

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD DAY

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$60 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)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: 1 by Mon, Oct 16…

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RIM TO FLOOR OR RIM AND BACK

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Zion Human History Museum
$65 8 tickets left

Need to stretch your legs a bit? Join your 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. Along the way we’ll talk geology, botany, some biology, and desert ecosystems. We’ll…

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