Out There


Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, search for desert birds on an easy, 2-mile hike early in the morning at Red Spring; for ages 12 and older. On Tuesday, stargaze on a moderate, 3-mile evening hike along Calico Trail I; for ages 12 and older. On Wednesday, a moderate, 2-mile hike explores the geological features of Moenkopi Trail; for ages 10 and older.

Around the Bend Friends: This group of people 50 and older who are involved in hiking and related social activities plans several hikes each week of various difficulty levels, including an easy-to-moderate social hike on Saturdays. To learn more about the group and the hikes that are offered, call (702) 823-2355 or visit the club's website, www.aroundthebendfriends.com.


Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, people 15 and older can take an art class. Also on Tuesday, the summer series for kids age 2 to 7 will examine owls and how they survive in the Mojave Desert. On Wednesday, a tabletop presentation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will teach about the reptiles of Red Rock. Also on Wednesday, learn to make a necklace, bracelet or earrings from beads and materials that mirror the colors of Red Rock. On Saturday, the program "All About Tree Dwellers," for ages 2 to 7, will educate about animals that use trees for shelter. On July 31, the tabletop presentation "Uses of the Land" explores the way native people utilized natural resources for tools, housing and clothing; 1 to 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

Archaeo-Nevada Society, along with the Bureau of Land Management, seeks volunteers to help with Red Rock Canyon conservation projects. Visit www.archaeonevada.org.