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Exploring the Dragonfly Trail - Spur Cross
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
March 28 Wednesday 9:00 am Exploring the Dragonfly Trail (moderate) Come along with park docent Tammy Teegardin on this exploration of the newest trail in the Spur Cross trail system, the Dragonfly Trail. On this moderate 3.5 mile hike we will visit a prehistoric rock art site and also stroll along a beautiful section of riparian habitat on Cave Creek.

Date: 3/28/2012
Time: 9:00 AM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Tammy Teegardin, park docent
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $3 per person
 
Contact: Kevin Smith, Park ranger at 480-488-6623 or e-mail kevinsmith@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Exploring Desert Washes - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Have you ever walked inside a wash? What makes them so special and unique? How do washes contribute to the health of the desert itself? Join us for a look at the fascinating world of desert washes as we explore their importance to the desert ecosystem. This walk is 1.5 mile in length. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Trail Staging Area.

Date: 3/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Home School - The Ancients of San Tan - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
If your kids are ready to go on an educational adventure, then join us for another exciting Home School at the Park. Get involved as we explore the Sonoran Desert, meet animals face to face, and learn about the brave humans who lived in this area before air-conditioning. We will spend a short amount of time in the class, then hit the desert for an archaeological adventure.

Date: 3/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://maricopa.gov/parks/santan
Contact: (480) 655-5554 ext.201
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
6533 W. Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Polliwogin’ Storytime - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Storytime is geared towards our youngest nature enthusiasts (ages 2 – 6)! Join us for a themed program set around a children's book. Activities will follow and may include live animals, songs, crafts, a short hike and/or games. Meet at the Nature Center.

Date: 3/28/2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Rose Storck
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Sarah sarahsteele@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37019 N. Lava Lane
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
All About Vultures - "Brown-Bag It" with Ranger B - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What makes vultures so strange and special? Which vulture species live in Arizona? How do they survive and thrive in the wild? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about vultures, then this one-hour presentation is for you! Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these bald birds. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 3/28/2012
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car