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  • Jun
    3
    Find the Ranger on Waterfall Trail
    CANCELLED
    Jun 03, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Jun
    3
    Kid's Indoor Animal Games
    CANCELLED
    Jun 03, 2020 - (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Kids will love these fun indoor games!
  • Jun
    3
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Jun 03, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Jun
    3
    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Sunset & Full Moon Scenic Hike
    CANCELLED
    Jun 03, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Grab your flashlights and join the rangers on an exciting desert night hike!
  • Jun
    4
    Full Moon Hike
    CANCELLED
    Jun 04, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Enjoy the ambiance of the full moon above our Sonoran Desert!
  • Jun
    4
    Pleasant Paddlers Program-Sunset and Full Moon "Easy" Paddle
    CANCELLED
    Jun 04, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Let's go paddling across Lake Pleasant under the light of the Full Moon!
  • Jun
    5
    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Shoreline Exploring “Wet” Hike
    CANCELLED
    Jun 05, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Cool off with the rangers as we explore the beautiful shoreline of Lake Pleasant!
  • Jun
    5
    Meet "Al" the Tortoise!
    CANCELLED
    Jun 05, 2020 - (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Discover cool things about desert tortoises!
  • Jun
    5
    Tip & Tricks to Desert Survival
    CANCELLED
    Jun 05, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Are you prepared to survive in the desert? This program will give you some knowledge to increase your odds!
  • Jun
    5
    Full Moon Walk on Mule Deer Trail
    CANCELLED
    Jun 05, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 08:45 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Come see the desert in a different light, moonlight! This is a moderate 2 mile hike on Mule Deer Trail.
  • Jun
    5
    Dinner with the Critters
    CANCELLED
    Jun 05, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join us for this 30 minute program where we will feed our snakes and learn about the biology of these amazing reptiles.
  • Jun
    5
    Moonlight Hike
    CANCELLED
    Jun 05, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Night time is a favorite for desert dwellers! This hike will be lit by moonlight and give you a sneak peek into the world of nocturnal animals. Location changes with the season, call the Nature Center to confirm trail.
  • Jun
    5
    Full Moon Scorpion Search Trail Walk
    CANCELLED
    Jun 05, 2020 - (08:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Take a guided one-mile walk on moderate terrain to search for scorpions. Bring your own black light and wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Jun
    6
    Beginner Mountain Bike Clinic and Ride
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Please note earlier start time for June morning rides. Learn about your bike and riding equipment and take a 3-4 mile group ride.
  • Jun
    6
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Please note earlier start time for June morning rides. 7-9 mile group ride.
  • Jun
    6
    Arizona Free Fishing Day – Family Fun Fishing Program
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Come on out to Lake Pleasant and celebrate Arizona Free Fishing Day.
  • Jun
    6
    Arizona Mammals
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Have you ever pet a mountain lion, or seen a Javelina's teeth up close? This indoor presentation will introduce you to the world of mammals with pelts, skulls, and more! What makes them unique, how do they thrive, and how can we stay safe living among them? All those questions and more will be answered.
  • Jun
    6
    What is in my Pack?
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Ever wonder what to bring on a hike? Join volunteer Joe in the Nature Center Classroom to get prepared for your adventures.
  • Jun
    6
    Strange and Silly Saguaros
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    What makes saguaros look the way they do?
  • Jun
    6
    Stories of the Desert
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Join our Ranger in the Nature Center as we read tales about creatures of the desert. This program is recommended for children 3-10
  • Jun
    6
    Creatures of the Night Walk
    CANCELLED
    Jun 06, 2020 - (07:45 PM - 09:45 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Ranger Eric for an after-hours prowl of the Preserve trails to look for nocturnal animals and scorpions! Click on this program title for more details. *Sign up opens May 1.
  • Jun
    7
    Guided Dragonfly Walk
    CANCELLED
    Jun 07, 2020 - (08:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about dragonflies and damselflies during this guided walk on the trails with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.
  • Jun
    10
    Reptiles of the White Tank Mountains
    Jun 10, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Jun
    10
    Kid's Storytime Funtime
    Jun 10, 2020 - (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Kids will love this animal story!
  • Jun
    10
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    Jun 10, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Jun
    11
    Guided Nature Walk on Bajada Trail
    Jun 11, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Jun
    12
    Short Nature Hike
    Jun 12, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Jun
    12
    What is This Thing Called the Summer Monsoon?
    Jun 12, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    This is an indoor presentation on our sometimes exciting and sometimes uneventful mid- to late-summer weather.
  • Jun
    12
    Meet "Jake" the Snake!
    Jun 12, 2020 - (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Check out a snake that pretends to be a rattlesnake!
  • Jun
    12
    Desert Fables
    Jun 12, 2020 - (12:30 PM - 12:45 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    Come to the Nature Center to enjoy the splendor of the Sonoran Desert through tale.
  • Jun
    12
    Snake Feeding
    Jun 12, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    What no hands? Come to the Nature Center and watch our remarkable creatures eat.
  • Jun
    12
    Amazing Insects of the Sonoran Desert
    Jun 12, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Join the ranger for an interesting talk about many insects that call the Sonoran Desert home.
  • Jun
    13
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    Jun 13, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Please note earlier start time for June morning rides. 7-9 mile group ride.
  • Jun
    13
    Guided Nature Walk
    CANCELLED
    Jun 13, 2020 - (07:30 AM - 09:30 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Ranger Eric for a guided nature walk on the Preserve's trails. For more details, please click on the program title.
  • Jun
    13
    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Hike & Splash Family Fun Program
    Jun 13, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Cool off at Lake Pleasant with this fun water hike. We will even be raffling off water park tickets!
  • Jun
    13
    Bats: Fact & Fiction
    Jun 13, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Learn fun facts and bust wild myths with this indoor presentation on an important desert mammal.
  • Jun
    13
    Wildlife Encounter: Chuckwalla
    Jun 13, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Jun
    13
    All About Desert Tortoises
    Jun 13, 2020 - (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Discover cool things about this ancient reptile!
  • Jun
    13
    Animal Flashlight Walk
    Jun 13, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 08:30 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    All ages will enjoy this search for our nocturnal desert animals!
  • Jun
    14
    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Venomous Critters of the Sonoran Desert
    Jun 14, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Jun
    15
    Kids Summer Day Camp
    CANCELLED
    Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    The Preserve's Kids Summer Day Camp is tentatively scheduled for June 15-19, with the program each day lasting from 8:00-11:30am. *Registration opens May 15. **Program subject to cancellation due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Click on program title for more details on the camp.
  • Jun
    17
    For Kids: Venomous Snakes of Arizona
    Jun 17, 2020 - (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    What would you do if you saw a venomous snake?
  • Jun
    17
    Desert Animal Bingo
    Jun 17, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 01:45 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Jun
    17
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    Jun 17, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Jun
    19
    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Shoreline Exploring “Wet” Hike
    Jun 19, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Explore the shores of Lake Pleasant on this fun water hike with the rangers!
  • Jun
    19
    Desert Mythbusters
    Jun 19, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    There's a lot of myths about our desert!
  • Jun
    19
    Lake Pleasant History Talk
    Jun 19, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Jun
    19
    Searching for Scorpions: Blackrock Long Loop
    Jun 19, 2020 - (07:30 PM - 08:45 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    We are searching for scorpions! Bring your backlight and join us on this fun adventure.
  • Jun
    20
    Sunrise Hike: Blackrock Loop
    Jun 20, 2020 - (05:15 AM - 06:45 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Jun
    20
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    Jun 20, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Please note earlier start time for June morning rides. 7-9 mile group ride.
  • Jun
    20
    Tortoise Feeding & Meet the Critters
    Jun 20, 2020 - (09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Meet our resident animal ambassadors: tortoises, snakes and lizards!
  • Jun
    20
    Wildlife Encounter: Desert Tortoise
    Jun 20, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Jun
    20
    Meet "Elvis" the Kingsnake!
    Jun 20, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Kingsnakes are kings for a reason!
  • Jun
    20
    Movie Night in the Park - Toughest Desert Animals
    Jun 20, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Which desert animals are REALLY the toughest?
  • Jun
    20
    Searching For Scorpions
    Jun 20, 2020 - (08:00 PM - 09:30 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    When the sun goes down the desert comes alive. Join the rangers on a hunt for scorpions!
  • Jun
    21
    Desert Questions and Answers
    Jun 21, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Bring your desert questions to this fun program and come chat with the ranger!
  • Jun
    24
    For Kids: Amazing Desert Animals
    Jun 24, 2020 - (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Our desert animals do crazy things!
  • Jun
    24
    Night Shredders Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride
    Jun 24, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    For experienced riders, a nighttime group ride through San Tan.
  • Jun
    25
    Pleasant Paddlers Program – Searching for Coatimundis in the Eastern Coves Paddle
    Jun 25, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Jun
    25
    Snake Feeding
    Jun 25, 2020 - (01:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
    White Tank Mountain Regional Park
    What no hands? Come to the Nature Center and watch our remarkable creatures eat
  • Jun
    25
    Sunset Photography Walk
    Jun 25, 2020 - (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    A casual walk to take photos of our beautiful desert sunset.
  • Jun
    26
    Guided Bird Walk
    CANCELLED
    Jun 26, 2020 - (07:15 AM - 09:15 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about the summer birds of desert riparian areas on this guided walk with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.
  • Jun
    26
    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix Hike & Splash Family Fun Program
    Jun 26, 2020 - (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
    Bring the family to cool off at the lake during this fun program!
  • Jun
    26
    Creature Feature: Tortoises
    Jun 26, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Learn all about the fascinating world of tortoises in this 45 minute presentation. We will meet a one up close and learn how to protect these desert dwellers.
  • Jun
    26
    Desert Arts and Crafts
    Jun 26, 2020 - (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    Kids young and old will enjoy this time to create and explore the natural world. Craft activities will be decided 2 weeks prior. Call the Nature Center for more information.
  • Jun
    26
    All About Bees
    Jun 26, 2020 - (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    This program will teach you how to BEE brave!
  • Jun
    26
    Desert Awareness – Desert Knowledge
    Jun 26, 2020 - (02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Jun
    27
    Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Skill Level Mountain Bike Ride
    Jun 27, 2020 - (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
    San Tan Mountain Regional Park
    Please note earlier start time for June morning rides. 7-9 mile group ride.
  • Jun
    27
    Arizona Paddlesports Class
    Jun 27, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 02:00 PM)
    Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • Jun
    27
    Investigating the Past
    Jun 27, 2020 - (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
    Estrella Mountain Regional Park
    People have inhabited the Valley of the Sun for thousands of years. This program will give you an insight to the culture and diversity of people that have called the Sonoran Desert home.
  • Jun
    27
    All About Scorpions
    Jun 27, 2020 - (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    Discover cool things about scorpions!
  • Jun
    27
    Creatures of the Night Walk
    CANCELLED
    Jun 27, 2020 - (07:45 PM - 09:45 PM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Join Ranger Eric for an after-hours prowl of the Preserve trails to look for nocturnal animals and scorpions! Click on this program title for more details. *Sign up opens May 1.
  • Jun
    27
    Scorpion Hunt
    Jun 27, 2020 - (08:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
    Usery Mountain Regional Park
    All ages will enjoy this fun activity!
  • Jun
    28
    Guided Dragonfly Walk
    CANCELLED
    Jun 28, 2020 - (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
    Hassayampa River Preserve
    Learn about dragonflies and damselflies during this guided walk on the trails with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.
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