Celebration of Our Mountains Earth Month 2019

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The Geology of McKelligon Canyon

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

4:00 PM  6:00 PM

Join Geo-Ventures for a moderate hike with a couple of short, steep and strenuous sections on unstable slopes including a 20-minutes quarry walk of severely faulted rocks with slickensides.

This event has been cancelled due to sustained 30 mph winds with 50+ mph gusts, which can be amplified on the eastern slopes and in the canyon.

Family Desert Hike

Saturday, April 6, 2019

8:30 AM  11:30 AM

With team leader, Carol Brown, take a 4-hours, easy family-friendly, dog-friendly hike of Coyote Ugly and Boulder Dash trails.

Arroyo Park Nature Walk

Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:00 AM  11:30 AM

Join Dr. Eric Kappus of Southwest University on a free-form nature walk through one of El Paso’s greatest parks, Billy Rogers Arroyo Park and Nature Preserve. This 75-acres park reveals many things about the Chihuahuan desert, and has resident foxes, hares, red tailed hawks, and street people. Your guide will introduce you to the natural history through rocks, plants, footprints, and other discoveries.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

9:00 AM  11:00 AM

Join a morning of finding butterflies. Learn about the different  kinds we have in the El Paso area, their habitats and their plant preferences, and what they do for us. Bring the family  and get your little ones started with appreciating nature.


Celebrate Water through Arts and Culture

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00 AM  2:00 PM

Bring family and friends to El Paso Water’s Water Festival 2019. Enjoy music,  dance, edible aquifers, rain sticks and a performance by Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. Join in making a butcher paper mural. See award-winning short films that explore how water influences our lives and view a Wood Water Drop exhibit.

Guadalupe Reefer Madness, Caving and Hiking

Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:00 AM to 

Sunday, April 28, 2019 4:00 PM

Have an overnight adventure with Geo-Ventures. Spend Saturday in Carlsbad Caverns and do some wild gypsum caving at the campsite. On Sunday, hike the Guadalupe Mountains reef rocks. Camping equipment required. MEET: 9 am at the corner of HWY 180 (Montana) & Hueco Tanks Rd, in front of the white saucer building (Hueco Mtn Estates)… 15 minutes east of the Loop-375 & Montana intersection. MAP Spend Saturday in Carlsbad Caverns and do some wild gypsum caving at the campsite.


Birds of the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park

Sunday, April 28, 2019

8:00 AM  10:00 AM

Join John Sproul for birding at the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park. This wildlife refuge within El Paso’s city limits abounds with bird life:  249 different species have been recorded to date.  In late April and early May, spring migration is at its peak.  Encounter a nice mix of permanent resident birds, spring migrants and early-arriving summer residents.

Tour the UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Saturday, May 4, 2019

9:00 AM  11:00 AM

Learn about our desert’s history through elegant displays of birds and animals, minerals, fossils, as well as the people who have inhabited this region for thousands of years. Then visit the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens and see more than 800 species of plants that are native or adapted to the Chihuahuan Desert in their own native settings.


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