Park Programs January 2014
Contact: Ben Hayes, 671-333-4051
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014
Throughout January: The T. Stell Newman Visitor Center hosts spectacular exhibits and movies about the history and natural resources of Guam and an outstanding bookstore operated by Pacific Historic Parks, our supporting non-profit partner. The visitor center is open every day from9 am - 4:30 pmand is located just outside Naval Base Guam main gate.
January 11,Saturday: 2 pm at Asan Beach - “The Land Remains” - Meet at the restrooms and explore the history of Asan Ridge through a fun hike. (45 minutes)
January 12,Sunday: 2 pm at Asan Bay Overlook - ”Prisoners” - By mid-January 1941, all military dependents on Guam had been evacuated, except for one. Hear the story of a young mother, a newborn, and five navy nurses who helped each other when war came to Guam. (30 minutes)
January 18,Saturday: 1 pm at VC - “Sailor’s Story” - Hear the story of one of Guam's sons, his World War II experience, and his harrowing return during the Battle of Guam. Did he really find what he was looking for? (30 minutes)
January 19,Saturday: 2 pm at VC - “ScienceSunday” - Ciemon Caballes, a current PhD candidate for Marine Biology at James Cook University in Australia and 2009 University of Guam graduate with a Master of Science in Biology, will share his scientific studies focused on the increased Crown-of-Thorns Starfish outbreaks on Guam and its implications. (One hour)
January 25,Saturday: 2 pm at Asan Beach - “Under Attack: Climate Change and Invasive Species in the Park” - We've all heard the terms climate change, global warming, sea level rise, invasive species, and ocean acidification, but what does all that really mean? Come and explore our park with the Ranger and see how park resources have been affected by these challenges. (30 minutes)
January 26,Sunday: -2 pm at Piti Guns - “Guns Hike” - Meet at the Veterans Cemetery on Route 6 and we'll caravan to the short hiking trail that leads to three large coastal defense guns. Although these are the only guns in their original positions protected by the park, we'll discover another reason why they are particularly unique. (45 minutes)
Did You Know?
During the Japanese occupation of Guam, the Asan Beach Unit was a rice paddy?