Outdoor activities around Southern Nevada

HIKES

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, join a geologist to discuss the geological features, plants and animals encountered on a moderate, two-mile hike from the visitor center; for ages 10 and older. On Tuesday, explore the night sky on a moderate, three-mile hike in the White Rock area; for ages 12 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 at www.aroundthebendfriends.com.

OTHER PROGRAMS

Red Rock Canyon: On Monday, a tabletop presentation will provide an up-close look at some of the birds you may spot at Red Rock. On Tuesday, join a park ranger for bird-watching in the Willow Springs area. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have one. Also on Tuesday, view some of the archaeological features found in Red Rock. On Wednesday, create a beaded necklace, bracelet or earrings in a jewelry-making class for ages 12 and older. Also on Wednesday, a tabletop exhibit will introduce visitors to the culture of the native Paiute people. On Friday, join other volunteers to help clean up along a trail.

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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