Critters And A Movie, Morning Hiking, Kayaking, & A Night Safari

Critters and a Movie
Friday, June 07, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

**A Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix giveaway program
Meet some of our Animal Ambassadors and cool off with an entertaining movie inside our Nature Center. Today’s Movie: Disney’s The Living Desert. Learn about Skinny, the mischievous round-tailed ground squirrel, and a whole host of other fascinating creatures in this documentary about our Sonoran Desert that earns two thumbs-up from the Park Ranger. This classic film has incredible footage of animal behaviors and species interactions that people rarely, if ever, get to see in person. The humorous narration and lively music will keep kids captivated and give grown-ups a chuckle. This is a great educational resource that will forever change your way of seeing our living desert! Meet inside the Visitor Center. 10am-12pm. **Each family in attendance will receive one raffle ticket entry into a drawing for a Family 4-pack of tickets provided by Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix! ($180 value)

Morning Hike
Saturday, June 08, 2019
06:00 AM – 08:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Start your day with an early morning guided hike with the Ranger. Our journey will be 4-5 miles long on moderate terrain. We’ll stop along the way for water breaks and to talk about critters and plants of interest. What to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes. Meet at the Main Trailhead map kiosk. 6-8am.

Beginner Skill Level  Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, June 08, 2019
07:00 AM – 09:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

A Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix giveaway program
Join us for an exciting beginner mountain bike ride among the beautiful San Tan Mountains. This 5.5-mile ride is open to all ages and skill levels. Our local experts will be available to help you understand your bike’s features and learn the ins and outs of safe riding. “No Rider Left Behind” is our policy, because we ride together in a group. This is your opportunity to be around others who are passionate about mountain biking as a sport to have fun and get some exercise. Helmets are required. Under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Essentials: water, helmet, extra tube, tools to change a flat tire. Meet at the San Tan Trail sign at the main trailhead. 7-9am. 

All About Kayaking
Friday, June 07, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Interested in kayaking?  Want to know how to get started?  Want to learn about area lakes and rivers to kayak?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation!  Feel free to bring your lunch inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares helpful information about this fun activity.

All About Black Bears
Saturday, June 08, 2019
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

How dangerous are black bears?  What should you do if you encounter one?  Where do they live in Arizona?  How do they survive and thrive in the wild?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation!  Join us inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these brawny bruins.  Watch us feed our snakes after the program at 7pm.  Then join our “Night Safari” at 7:30pm at no extra cost!  NOTE:  At the end of the program, one lucky person will win a free family four pack (4 free tickets to the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Water Park – a $180 value!!).

Night Safari
Saturday, June 08, 2019
07:30 PM – 08:30 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

What are the wild animals that live in our desert?  How do they survive and thrive here?  What should you do if you encounter one?  Discover amazing things about our desert animals when you join our park ranger for this 1-mile/1-hour walk along the Merkle Trail.  The hard-smooth surface of this trail accommodates wheelchairs and strollers.  Please bring a flashlight, water, and closed-toe shoes.  No pets, please.  Meet at Area 6.  Join our “All About Black Bears” program inside our Nature Center at 6pm, and our snake feeding at 7pm at no extra cost!

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