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Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, search for desert birds on an easy, 1- to 2-mile hike around the boardwalk early in the morning; for ages 12 and older. On Tuesday, take a moderate, 3-mile hike on the Moenkopi trail at night; for ages 12 and older; On Wednesday, learn about past cultures that lived in the area on an easy, 3.3-mile hike around the Lost Creek Children’s Discovery trail; for ages 6 and older. Also on Wednesday, explore the geological features along the First Creek trail on a moderate, 3-mile hike; for ages 10 and older.

Mount Charleston: On Friday, trek up about 1,500 feet in elevation on a strenuous, 4-mile hike at Trail Canyon; for ages 15 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 Wednesday, learn about the geology of the area through tabletop presentations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday, kids ages 2 to 7 can see and learn about butterflies. Also on Saturday meet Mascot Max, a representation of Mojave Max and learn about the state reptile, the desert tortoise. On Sept. 4, learn how native people used natural resources for tools, housing and clothing in a tabletop presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

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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