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 by 10/26/19. 1:00 p.m. - ribbon cutting for the new ramada 1:15 - prize drawings : golf, resort stays, event tickets and more. Concurrent throughout the event: live music, desert plant and animal and outdoor recreation information tables, history presentation, mesquite food sampling
Nov. 7 Desert Stargazing, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening viewing the stars and an educational program led by Tony LeConte of Stargazing for Everyone. Students will receive a free drawing ticket to win a telescope or binoculars. Bring a chair and dress warmly. Free. Reservations not required but appreciated Location: Castle Hot Springs Rd., Morristown (from Hwy 74 turn north onto CHS Rd. and go 1.7 miles.
Nov. 23 Birding Basics , 9-11 a.m. Learn the fascinating hobby of birding. Learn how to use binoculars; identify birds by beaks, markings and postures; how to record observations and how you can participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Structured for students 8 and older. Must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Chrissy Kondrat-Smith, Arizona Game and Fish biologist. Free. Reservations required. Location: Pulte Trail (end of Kerkes St. just east of the Hassayampa Elementary School
Nov. 23 Desert Survival, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn how to prepare for and how to survive emergencies in the desert. Yavapai County Search and Rescue experts will explain what equipment to pack, how to build a shelter, how to start a fire and other critical skills that will keep you alive until help arrives. Free. Reservations required. Location: MCSO SAR Building at the Wickenburg Sportsmen's Club, 1385 Constellation Rd., Wickenburg
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. Free. 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.) Free. Reservations required.