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Monday, June 22, 2009

Moab and Dead Horse Point

If you want to know what's happening in Moab, follow http://twitter.com/VisitMoabUtah. Our friend Michele Hill sends tweets on a regular basis to help people stay informed about events there.

Michele works for the Moab Area Travel Council and she sends us info about what's happening in the area. Below we list her report on programs offered at Dead Horse Point State Park.

We have interpretive programs at the park every Thursday thru Sunday this summer. You can find the program descriptions on our State Parks website. Here's the list:

Geology Rocks! Thursdays 2:00 p.m. If you love rocks, this is the program for you! Meet at the Dead Horse Point overlook under the shelter at 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays for a program about the
rock cycle and how it relates to Dead Horse Point State Park.

Guided Hike. Fridays 10:00 a.m. Join Ranger Ramona on Friday at 10:00 a.m. for a guided hike to Dead Horse Point. Learn about some of the geology and plant life of the area, and discover the exact location of "Thelma and Louise Point."

See the Rainbow! Fridays 8:00 p.m. Join park staff at the visitor center amphitheater at 8 p.m. for a program about flowers at Dead Horse Point State Park. We will discuss what a flower actually is, what its purpose is, and view a slide show on the wildflowers found in the park.

Junior Ranger Program. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. Hey kids! Join Kim for a program about water in the desert! We will meet at the visitor center amphitheater at 10:00 a.m. If conditions allow we will take a short hike to the potholes north of the visitor center.

Uranium: The Passionate Heart of the Desert. Saturdays 8:00 p.m. We know uranium as the element that made the atomic bomb possible, but there is much more to this element than meets the eye. Come discover how uranium is ultimately responsible for the stunning landscape surrounding Dead Horse Point State Park, and why this element deserves to be called the passionate heart of the earth. Saturday, 8:00 p.m. at the visitor center amphitheater.

Insect Safari! Sundays 10:00 a.m. Hey kids! Join Ranger Ramona on an insect safari at Dead Horse Point State Park on Sunday at the visitor center amphitheater at 10:00 a.m. Learn about these amazing creatures, then see how many different insects you can find!

Leapin' Lizards. Sundays 8:00 p.m. Meet at the visitor center amphitheater at 8:00 p.m. for a program about reptiles. We will learn what snakes and lizards call this park their home.

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