Celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month in March with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Glen Canyon will host a series of events in March to honor Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month. This annual celebration is organized by the State Historical Preservation Office to promote the rich archeological heritage of Arizona and foster stewardship and preservation ethics concerning irreplaceable archeological and historical resources.
In support of this effort, rangers and special guests will be presenting the following programs.
March 3, Traditional Materials, Tools, and Technology of the Colorado Plateau: Join Northern Arizona Biologist, Chuck LaRue, from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center to explore how pre-industrial cultures used resources available in the landscape to sustain themselves.
March 7, Glen Canyon Lecture Series - "What has Passed and What Remains: Oral Histories of Northern Arizona's Changing Landscapes": Presented by Peter Friederici at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center. Lecture starts at 7:00pm. For more information go to www.glencanyonnha.org.
March 10, Guided Walk through the Lees Ferry Historic District and Lonely Dell Picnic: Explore Lees Ferry with Ranger Alan Malmquist as he tours historic structures along the River Trail. River trail is an easy 2-mile round-trip hike. Participants should bring water and sunscreen. Malmquist will follow the hike with a picnic lunch at Lonely Dell. Participants should bring their own lunch. The hike starts at 10:00am at the River Trail trailhead. Picnic at Lonely Dell Historic District begins at 12:00pm.
March 17, Frontier Children Kids Activity Day: Join Ranger Katie Couch from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center for fun and games that explore what it was like to be a pioneer.
March 24, Petroglyphs and Preservation: In this interactive program Ranger Emily Upchurch will demonstrate the symbolic significance of rock writing and preservation ethics. Join her at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center from 9:00am-10:30am, and again at 2:00pm-3:30pm.
March 31, Salsipuedes - Following in the Footsteps of Dominguez and Escalante: Follow in the footsteps of Padres Dominguez and Escalante with Ranger Cynthia Adams and experience the triumphs and tribulations of hungry, weary travelers as they searched for a Glen Canyon river crossing. This program runs thirty minutes and starts at 10:00am and 2:00pm at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center.
Throughout March, visitors are also invited to experience these self-guided activities:
Hike of the Month: Lees Ferry Historic District and River Trail
Glen Canyon Heritage Sites and Trails Exhibit: Temporary exhibit at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center, self-guided throughout March
Jr. Ranger Activities: Kids explore the cultural history of Glen Canyon by participating in a series of activities and earn a Junior Ranger badge. Activities are available daily at the Carl Hayden Visitor Center.
For more information please contact the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at 928-608-6404 or visit Glen Canyon National Recreation Area online, www.nps.gov/glca.