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<March 2014>

Spring Fitness Hikes! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Join us as we hike various trails in the park while enjoying the Springtime weather and the wildflowers that come with it. Meet us at the Nature Center to get started! Bring plenty of water!

Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Duration: 2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: Ranger Mark -
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
Thursday Morning Fitness Hike - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Want to get in shape and stay in shape? Want to meet others who want to do the same? Join us for this fun 2-3 mile moderate-pace hike through our scenic desert. Please bring water and closed-toe shoes. Location: Staging Area.

Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 8:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Birding Meetup - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Interested in meeting other birders and heading out together in search of birds? Come to Usery Park for a birding adventure with like-minded people. Please bring binoculars, water, and closed-toe shoes. Meet at the Staging Area.

Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 9:00 AM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
Mobile Phone Photography Workshop– McDowell Mtn Regional Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Most of the photos that get posted to McDowell Mountain Park’s Facebook page were taken on Ranger Amy’s iPhone. It’s amazing what you can capture with the camera you are already carrying around in your pocket. Learn how to make the most of your megapixels with just a few lessons in composition and style. And what better setting to learn photographic technique than in a beautiful natural park setting! Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress appropriately, and bring a smartphone with photo-taking abilities and the photo application(s) of your choice for this hands-on workshop. Meet at the North Trail.

Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Speaker: Ranger Amy Burnett
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
Tales of the Sonoran Desert - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
Join Storyteller Dr. Joyce Story to hear interesting and entertaining desert tales, inspired by Native American legends. This great family event, held in the Nature Center classroom, will give you a new appreciation for the desert and its inhabitants, both past and present.

Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    
Speaker: Dr. Joyce Story
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
Incredible Edibles - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Mmmmm! Tasty! Learn about some of the appetizing delicacies of the Sonoran Desert on our 1.7-mile adventure along the Littleleaf and Goldmine Trail. Be prepared to be amazed, when you find out what makes a tasty treat in the desert, and what does not. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, sunscreen and comfortable hiking attire. No utensils necessary. Join Ranger Tish on this delicious hike. Meet at Littleleaf trailhead.

Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Tish
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
More Info:
Contact: Ranger Tish
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ