Out there, July 7


HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, join a geologist to discuss the geology, plants and animals encountered on a moderate, 3-mile hike to the First Creek Grotto; for ages 10 and older. On Thursday, join a naturalist to observe some of the wild burros that live in Red Rock; for ages 15 and older. On July 17, look for wildflowers and animals on an easy, 3-mile hike to some of the springs in Red Rock; for ages 10 and older.

For more information or to sign up for hikes, call 702-515-5367.

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.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: On Tuesday, create a masterpiece in an art class for ages 15 and older, or view some of the arachnids, reptiles, birds and mammals found in Red Rock in a tabletop presentation at the visitor center. Also on Tuesday, attend a talk on bats, then go to Red Spring to observe some of them. On Wednesday, learn about the habitats, food chains and survival skills of some of the animals that live in the Mojave Desert. On Thursday, take a tour of the visitor center and the outdoor Discovery Plaza and learn about the geology of Red Rock.

For more information, call 702-515-5367.

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

 

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