November and December interpretive programs at Valley of Fire

2007 12 06 valleyoffire 300x200 November and December interpretive programs at Valley of Fire

OVERTON, Nev. – Interpretive events for the months of November and December at Valley of Fire State Park are coming your way. The events are free, but there is a $10.00 per vehicle entry fee; Nevada residents get a $2.00 discount. For further information or questions, contact the park at 702-397-2088 or vof@mvdsl.com.

EVENT: Mouse’s Tank

Discover the many petroglyphs down Petroglyph Canyon, as a park ranger leads you to the most famous water tanks in the park. This is a ¾ mile hike through rocks and sand, but is very easy. Come join us and make sure to bring appropriate footwear, sun block and plenty of water.

WHEN: Saturday, November 13 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Mouse’s Tank Trailhead

WHO: This event is open to the public.

EVENT: Desert Bighorn Sheep

Meet with a park ranger to explore how to find desert bighorn sheep, their importance to Nevada, and the difficulties they face to survive in the desert.

WHEN: Saturday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Visitor Center

WHO: This event is open to the public.

EVENT: Anasazi

Join a park ranger to discover local Anasazi history using architectural and pottery analysis. We will survey dates, explore technological innovations, diet and health of the Anasazi.

WHEN: Sunday, November 28 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Visitor Center

WHO: This event is open to the public.

EVENT: Leave No Trace Trainers Course

This program promotes skills and ethics to support the sustainable use of wild lands and natural areas. This is a two day course with one night of camping. After completing this course, you will become a Leave No Trace Trainer and will receive a certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics in Boulder, CO. There is a maximum of 15 participants, so call 702-397-2088 to make your reservation. Reservations must be made no later than November 25.

WHEN: Saturday starting at 8 a.m. through Sunday at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at the Visitor Center and camp at Group Use site #2

WHO: This event is open to the public.