Celebrate Earth Science Week 2014

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Date: October 16, 2014
Contact: Visitor Center, 435-425-4111

Capitol Reef National Park is a great place to learn about the Earth!
Join ranger programs and activities to increase your understanding of
the dynamic interactions between our planet's natural systems and have fun!

Thursday, October 16:
10:00 am Geology Talk. Meet at the visitor center for this 20 minute overview.
1:00 pm Identify fossils like a paleontologist. Meet at the Picnic Area located 1 mile (1.6 km) 
                 south of the visitor center on the Scenic Drive. 1 1/2 hours

Friday, October 17:
10:00 am Geology Talk. Meet at the visitor center for this 20 minute overview.
10:30 am Geology Hike. Meet at the Hickman Bridge Trailhead, 1.9 miles (3 km)
        east of the visitor center on Highway 24 for this moderate ranger-guided hike.
                 1 1/2 hours.
7:30 pm Discover the unique geology of Capitol Reef. Meet at the amphitheater located 
        1.4 miles (2.3 km) south of the visitor center behind Loop C of the Fruita
         Campground. 1 hour.

Saturday, October 18:
10:00 am Geology Talk. Meet at the visitor center for this 20 minute overview.
1:00 - 5:00 pm Ripple Rock Nature Center, located 0.9 mile (1.4 km) south of the visitor center
                 on the Scenic Drive, hosts interactive exhibits on geology and other park resources.
1:00 pm Stratigraphic Action demonstrates the principles and processes which created
         this landscape. Meet at the Ripple Rock Nature Center. 30 minutes.
1:45 pm Try your hand at geologic mapping. Meet at the Ripple Rock Nature Center.
                  45 minutes.
2:30 pm Learn about the rock cycle in this hands-on activity. Meet at the Ripple Rock Nature
                   Center. 45 minutes.



 
 
 
 
 

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775

Phone:

435-425-3791

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