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Desert Birdwalk North Trail- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Skip the sleeping in this Wednesday, and be rewarded with some of our colorful desert species who are out taking advantage of the cooler morning temps, too. Grab your binocs and come on out. No previous birding experience is required, only an interest in birds! Meet at North Trailhead.

Date: 7/31/2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Wednesday Wellness Walk - Estrella
Estrella Mountain Park
These early morning walks are geared for anyone who wants to start walking their way toward better health and wellness. Meet at the Gila Trailhead and walk on the 0.5-mile barrier free trail. Get off the couch and get moving with others who have the same goals. As you build your fitness level, you can increase your distance. You are in control of how fast and how far you choose to go each week. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Leave your excuses at home. Meet at the Gila Trailhead.

Date: 7/31/2013
Time: 7:00 AM    Duration: It's up to you!
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle entry fee
 
Contact: amyroberts@mail.maricopa.gov
 
Living With Rattlesnakes- LIVE Rattlesnake Program – Indoor Program- McDowell Park
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Life in the desert means living with rattlesnakes. What do you do if you find one on your patio, or in your home? We will have live rattlesnakes on hand for viewing...behind glass. Bring the kids to learn about how to live in an environment with venomous creatures. Program takes place in our COOL, air-conditioned Visitor Center.

Date: 7/31/2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Ranger Amy and Ranger Mark of Sonoran Wildlife Services
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: amyburnett@mail.maricopa.gov 480-471-0173x201
Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
 
Address:
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ  
85255
Creature Feature: Movie in the Park - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Families, are you looking for something cool to do this summer? Grab a mat, pillow, or blanket, and spend the afternoon watching a movie on a giant screen inside our cool Nature Center! Every Wednesday in July we will feature a different animal movie at 2 pm. The movies are family-friendly and fun for all ages. Concessions will be available for purchase, however you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages – no glass containers, please. In today’s movie: “Ratatouille”, an ambitious rat wants to become a chef in a restaurant but some humans try to keep him out. Will he be successful? Come to Usery Park and find out! Location: Nature Center. NOTE: This program is part of the “County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this Summer” promotion. At the end of the program, we will be giving away a free family four-pack (4 free tickets to the Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park – a $160 value!!).

Date: 7/31/2013
Time: 2:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
Stories of the Sky - San Tan - Wet N Wild Program
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
This program is part of the “County Parks are getting Wet ‘n’ Wild this summer” series and we will be giving away a family-four pack of Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Park Tickets at the end of the program. For thousands of years the night sky has been more than just a break from the day. The stars can be a sight of great beauty, a puzzling mystery and a familiar beacon guiding you home. They can be seen from all over our planet and have been the inspiration for many of the stories we have come to enjoy today. Join us for an unforgettable night hike (roughly 1.3 miles) and uncover the stories and myths from past cultures as we explore the constellations, planets and stars of the night sky. Please bring a flashlight, water, and proper hiking attire.

Date: 7/31/2013
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM    Duration: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Ranger Adam
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6 vehicle park entry fee
 
More Info: http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan/
Contact: (480) 655-5554
Location: San Tan Mountain Regional Park - Visitor Center
 
Address:
6533 W Phillips Road
Queen Creek, AZ  
85242