October 2022 Nature Walk & Astronomy Program Schedule

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Sat., Oct. 1: Docent led nature walk of the “Ricardo Nature Trail.” Learn about various plants and their flowers along with the small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9 a.m.

Sat., Oct 8: Docent led nature walk of the “Ricardo Nature Trail.” Learn about various plants and their flowers along with the small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9 a.m.

Sat., Oct 8: California State Parks “Living History” Campfire Program: Experience the magic of a 1940’s campfire program, presented by the first female California State Parks Ranger! Park Interpreter Jean Rhyne will portray Harriett “Petey” Weaver, wearing a reproduction of the first official 1939 Ranger uniform, to bring the history of our State Parks to life and share her stories of working as a Ranger in the 1930’s-40’s. Program will be held at the amphitheater located behind the visitor center beginning at 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct 15: Docent led nature walk titled “A Walk Through Time”. You will gain information about weather changes, extinct and present wildlife, Native American uses of plants, and geological make up of Red Rock Canyon. Meet at the Desert View Trailhead near campsite 50 at 9 a.m.

Fri., Oct 21: Evening lecture by UC Berkley Professor Jack Tseng, on paleontology including current research on T-Rex at the paleo labs at UC Berkley, CA. Program will be held at the amphitheater located behind the visitor center beginning at 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct 22: Daytime – Tour/Hike to location where the original “Jurassic Park” was filmed at Red Rock Canyon State Park. See RRCIA flyer for time and meeting location.

Sat., Oct 22: Series of presentations by UC Berkley PHD students on current research in paleontology, using fossil and geology in the present to understand the past, moderated by Prof. Jack Tseng. Program will be held at the amphitheater located behind the visitor center beginning at 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct 22: Ridgecrest Astronomy Club will begin a “Star Party” for viewing planets, constellations, and other celestial objects in the night sky through some amazing telescopes. Star Party will be held at the visitor center parking lot upon completion of the paleontology program.

Sat., Oct 29: Docent led nature walk of the “Ricardo Nature Trail.” Learn about various plants and their flowers along with the small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9 a.m. 

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