Scorpions, Critters And A Movie, A Movie In The Park, And More!

Scorpion Search Trail Walk
Friday, June 21, 2019
08:00 PM – 09:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join us as we set out on a desert exploration at night to search for scorpions and observe how they hunt for food and make their way through the desert. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring plenty of water, a regular flashlight and a black light. Black lights are available for purchase inside the Visitor Center. No pets, please. Meet at Main Trailhead Map Kiosk. 8-9pm.

Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, June 22, 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

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.

Critters and a Movie
Saturday, June 22, 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 Wings of Life. The beautiful cinematography of this film captures the important relationship between flowers and their winged pollinator partners. Get an up-close view of butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and bats as they collect their food and in turn help flowers produce foods on which we humans often rely. Discover how we depend on these fascinating creatures, and how we can protect them, as they help life regenerate itself over and over again. Meet inside the Nature 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)

The Migration of the Monarch
Friday, June 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Monarch butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures that grace our skies!  They also take an annual journey that spans thousands of miles.  How do they do it?  Where do they go?  Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation!  Feel free to bring your lunch with you inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some amazing facts about these colorful creatures.

Movie Night in the Park – Toughest Desert Animals
Saturday, June 22, 2019
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

This exciting film showcases some of our toughest desert animals.  Watch a roadrunner take on a rattlesnake and a group of hawks hunting like a wolf pack!  Included is a rarely seen rattlesnake fight which was filmed in Usery Park.  Then watch us feed our snakes after the movie!  Feel free to bring snacks and drinks with you (no glass bottles), otherwise, snacks and drinks are available for purchase.  Location:  Nature Center.  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!!).

Weekday Fun For Kids: Kids Storytime Funtime
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Kids (including parents and caregivers) will learn about our desert through a fun story, game, and a short outdoor experience.  Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the program at one of the playgrounds in our park.  Please bring water and closed-toe shoes.  Suggested for ages 3-6.  Location:  Nature Center.

Comments