Scorpions, Biking, Running, And Some Javelinas

All About Scorpions
Friday, October 11, 2019
07:00 PM – 07:30 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

On a warm summer night, scouring the desert floor, the scorpions of San Tan look for their next meal.  Who are the Big 3 Stingers of San Tan?  During a short indoor presentation, learn some fascinating stories about these mysterious creatures and find out which ones are fact and which ones are fiction.  After that you will be ready to meet them “face to face” on an exciting Scorpion Search walk starting at 8pm. Indoor class limited to 50 people. Meet inside the Nature Center. 7-7:30pm.

Scorpion Search Trail Walk
Friday, October 11, 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

Last Scorpion Search of the season!

This is our last scorpion search of the season! Join us as we set out on a nighttime desert exploration to search for scorpions and observe how they hunt for food and make their way through the desert. This walk will be 1-2 miles on moderate terrain. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring plenty of water, a regular flashlight and a black light. A limited number of black lights are available for purchase inside the Nature Center. No pets, please. Meet at the Main Trailhead map and picnic table. 8-9p

Beginner Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, October 12, 2019
08:00 AM – 10:00 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. 8-10am.

Trail Running 101
Saturday, October 12, 2019
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Join local trail running experts for this indoor session to learn the fundamentals of running on Arizona trails. This introductory class will cover picking the right shoes and clothing, proper nutrition, staying hydrated and trail etiquette. Join us and see how far your feet can take you! Meet inside the Nature Center. 9-10am.

All About Javelinas
Friday, October 11, 2019
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

How dangerous are javelinas?  What should you do if you encounter one?  How do they survive and thrive in our desert?  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 amazing facts about these misunderstood mammals.

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