Oct. 25, 2019 - Desert Awareness Instructor Training, 10 a.m. - noon, Wickenburg Library Find out more about our classroom Desert Awareness program, a 75-minute in-classroom program tailored to meet AZ science and history standards. Students rotate through 6 stations: stalwart skeletons, scrubby skins, desert predators, desert soils, ancient civilizations and trash your trash. Students discover how plants and animals have adapted to the desert environment, explore details through hands-on activities, and log results in their journals.
Desert Awareness Training registration
Nov. 2, 2019 - 20th Anniversary Celebration at Sophie's Flat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Help us celebrate 20 years of success! 10:00 a.m. - noon Dutch oven cooking demo Noon - Dutch oven lunch Lunch is free but space is limited and reservations are required 1:00 p.m. - ribbon cutting for the new ramada 1:15 - raffle prize drawings Concurrent throughout the event: live music, desert plant and animal and outdoor recreation information tables, history presentation, mesquite food sampling
Nov. 29 Box Canyon Hike, 9-11 a.m. (Co-sponsored by Town of Wickenburg Parks and Recreation) 4-mile round trip hike includes an easy walk down the scenic Hassayampa River to the "Box" and up Dinosaur Wash past an abandoned mine. Hike is suitable for ages 10 and up. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at Hwy 93 and Scenic Loop Road at 8:30 a.m. or the trailhead at 9 a.m. Reservations required.
Dec. 14 Sophie's Flat/Redtop Hike, 9 a.m. - Noon (Co-sponsored by Town of Wickenburg Parks and Recreation) Approx. 5-mile hike follows signed trails through washes, past iconic Sonoran desert cacti, and along the base of Red Top Mtn. Expect some moderate elevation changes. Hike is suitable for ages 10 and up. Bring water and a snack and wear sturdy shoes and a hat. Meet at Sophie's Flat Trailhead. (see Trails page for directions.) Reservations required.