Biking, Archery,  Wildflowers, And A Movie In The Park

 

Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, February 15, 2020
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 7-9 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.


Intro to Archery (3 sessions)
Saturday, February 15, 2020
09:00 AM – 12:30 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

3 sessions: 9-10am, 10:15-11:15am, 11:30am-12:30pm Preregistration required.
This beginner class will introduce you to International Style Target Archery in a safe and fun outdoor environment. We will focus on proper form and range safety with target games at the end to test your skills. Open to adults and kids over 10 years old. You must have the arm/shoulder strength to successfully draw the bow. Equipment is provided. Choose your hour-long session: 9am, 10:15am or 11:30am. Max 10 students per class. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear long sleeves and closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water. This class is included with your park entry fee. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Send Names, Ages, Time Choice & Phone # to: nikki.bunnell@maricopa.gov. Meet at the south end of the overflow parking area.


Get Ready for Wildflowers
Sunday, February 16, 2020
02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Wildflower season is just around the corner. The amount of rain from late fall and winter received around the valley will determine how grand the displays will be in any given area. Do you know what trails to explore to get your wildflower fix? In a classroom presentation the ranger will review the conditions that valley areas have experienced and talk about some of the best places to see favorites such as poppies, lupine, filaree and flowering shrubs such as brittlebush and globemallow. After the talk we’ll take a one-mile walk to search for and identify early sprouts and buds. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water and a hat. Meet inside the Nature Center. 2-3:30pm.


Home School Program: Amazing Desert Animals
Friday, February 14, 2020
02:00 PM – 03:30 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 when you encounter one? Discover amazing things about our desert animals when you join Ranger B for this fun one-mile hike along the Merkle Trail. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Meet at Area 6.


Movie Night in the Park – The Living Desert
Saturday, February 15, 2020
07:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

Come see the best film ever made about our desert animals! All ages will love this exciting movie on the big screen inside our Nature Center. You will see desert animals do things you never thought possible – like scorpions dancing! This real-life Disney movie is both educational and highly entertaining. Laughter is guaranteed! As a bonus, 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.

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