Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
Saturday, February 22, 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.


Archaeology Day
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
6533 W. Phillips Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(602) 506-2930 ext. 7

Learn about the Hohokam culture that existed in and around San Tan Mountain Regional Park with displays, demonstrations and informal talks presented at our Main Trailhead. This event is geared toward both adults and children. Demonstrations by craft specialists will bring to life ancient traditions that were part of everyday life in the ancient world. Kids can get hands-on experience designing a petroglyph, reassembling a prehistoric pot in puzzle form, and braiding/twining “cordage”. This drop-in style event will be set up at the Main Trailhead from 10am-2pm and you can visit before or after your hike.


Thirst – Water and Wildlife in the Desert
Friday, February 21, 2020
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

How do animals get water in the desert where there is little or none? How do they survive and thrive in such harsh conditions? Are there animals that don’t drink water? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this exciting one-hour presentation! Feel free to bring a lunch with you inside our Nature Center as Jim Taylor (former biology teacher) and his wife, Judy, share some amazing facts about animals’ adaptations to this arid environment.


Amazing Desert Plants Walk
Saturday, February 22, 2020
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
3939 N. Usery Pass Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85207
(602) 506-2930 ext. 4

What are the names of the unique plants that grow in our desert? How do they survive (and thrive!) in such a harsh environment? Discover the special strategies of these incredible plants when you join our park ranger for this quarter-mile stroll along the scenic Desert Hawk Trail. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Meet at our Nature Center.

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