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Homeschool: Earth Rocks! - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Welcome to the greatest show on Earth. Propelled by intense heat simmering beneath the crust, Earth’s surface is dramatically reshaping itself in an endless, slow-motion ballet called plate tectonics. Its huge, rocky plates separate, collide, and slide past each other causing earthquakes, feeding volcanic eruptions, and raising mountains. To understand the geological processes, we must peel back the layers of the earth: Crust, mantle, and core. Open to non-homeschooled students as well. Limit 25 students. Call or email to register. Meet inside Nature Center

Date: 5/15/2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Tish
Registration Required: Yes    
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: TishiaStewart@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Nature Center
 
Address:
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85142
Edible and Useful Plants of the Desert - White Tank Mtn.
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
The Sonoran Desert is home to many plants that have been used for thousands of years by people for food, medicine, and other essentials. Some of the products we consume and use even today have their origins in the desert. Join a park volunteer to learn about these fascinating plants and to try a few samples of food and drink made from them. This program will begin in the Nature Center classroom and end with a short walk to see some of the plants discussed.

Date: 5/15/2014
Time: 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Speaker: Aleta Knight
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6/vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: 623-935-2505
Location: White Tank Mountain Regional Park Nature Center
 
Address:
20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
Waddell, AZ  
85355
Snake Feeding - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
Stop by the Nature Center to see our live Rattlesnake and Kingsnakes. If you are the squeamish type, but still curious, this program will be good for you. We feed pre-killed mice, so it may be easier for you to digest. Stop by before or after your return from your own adventure in the park. Location: Nature Center

Date: 5/15/2014
Time: 3:00 PM    Duration: up to 30 minutes
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee or annual pass
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Estrella Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
14805 W. Vineyard Ave
Goodyear, AZ  
85338