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Snake Feeding at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
You can learn about the habits of some of the creatures of the desert by coming into the Visitor’s Center during feeding time. (Caution – creatures are fed live animals so this could be upsetting to some people). VENOMOUS

Date: 8/30/2013
Time: 5:00 AM    
Speaker: Park Staff
Registration Required: No    
 
 
Sunrise Hike at White Tank Park
White Tank Mountains Regional Park
We take a short walk then we rest on the Black Rock Trail archeology site to watch the early morning activities in the Park. Meet in Area 4 at 5:00 am. We will not wait for you. No dogs please.

Date: 8/30/2013
Time: 5:00 AM - 6:30 AM    
Speaker: Park Ranger
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehcile - Park entry fee
 
 
***Last Munchtime Matinee Movie for the Summer! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Cave Creek Regional Park
Bring the kids to the park for some fun at the playground, then bring them inside the “air-conditioned” Nature Center for a fun family friendly feature film and a picnic lunch! You bring the kids and snacks and we’ll provide the entertainment!

Date: 8/30/2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Duration: 3 hours
Speaker: Ranger Mark
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per vehicle park entry fee
 
Contact: Ranger Mark - markpaulat@mail.maricopa.gov
Location: Meet at the Nature Center
 
Address:
37900 N. Cave Creek Parkway - 32nd St. / North from Carefree Highway
Cave Creek, AZ  
85331
All About Valley Fever - Usery Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park
What exactly is “Valley Fever”? How do people and pets get it? How dangerous is it? Can it be prevented and how is it treated? If you would like to know the answers to these questions, or any questions you may have about valley fever, then this one-hour presentation is for you. Bring your sandwich to the “Brown-Bag It” series inside our Nature Center as Ranger B shares some helpful facts about this desert disease. Location: Nature Center.

Date: 8/30/2013
Time: 12:00 PM    
Registration Required: No    
Fee: $6.00 per car
 
 
***PROGRAM CANCELLED*** All About Scorpions - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
***This program has been cancelled. Please look at our calendar to see more exciting programs available. We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for supporting Maricopa County Parks and Recreation.*** What has 8 legs, 2 pinchers, and glows under ultraviolet light? That’s right, scorpions. Learn about the facts, myths and reputation behind these mysterious creatures during a short presentation in the Visitor Center. Once you have learned all about scorpions you will be ready to meet them face to face on an exciting Scorpion Scavenger Hunt starting at 8p.m. for no additional charge.

Date: 8/30/2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM    
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
***PROGRAM CANCELLED*** Scorpion Scavenger Hunt - San Tan
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
***This program has been cancelled. Please look at our calendar to see more exciting programs available. We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for supporting Maricopa County Parks and Recreation.*** Join us for a tantalizing 1-mile hike to explore the wondrous desert life at night. Using a special black light, we will search for one of the true giants of the desert... the Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion. See its fluorescent glow under the black light and learn fascinating facts about these magnificent creatures, as well as other night life critters. Bring plenty of water, proper hiking attire, and a flashlight (black lights also encouraged, but are optional). Black lights will be available to rent at the visitor center through the Friends of San Tan.

Date: 8/30/2013
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    Duration: 1 hour
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