State park events in Southern Utah, November 2014

ST. GEORGE — Utah State Parks hold events for people of all ages to enjoy. Below are events scheduled in November in Southern Utah’s parks.

  • Nov. 1: Snow Canyon State Park – Ivins | Owls Up Close: From 5:30-6:30 p.m. meet Athena, a live Great Horned owl and learn more about these amazing birds from guest naturalist Kathy DonnellSpace is limited and registration required at least two days before the event by phone or in person | Telephone 435-628-2255
  • Nov. 1: Goblin Valley State Park – Green River | The Fallen Goblin:  From 10:30-11:30 a.m., join a park naturalist for a 3/4 mile round trip hike to the goblin that was toppled by a visitor in October 2013 who posted a video of it online garnering worldwide attention. This hike includes a discussion of the geology of the “Valley of Goblins,” as well as why it is important to “leave no trace” while exploring the park. Uneven terrain, water, as well as comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are recommended | Meet at the Valley of Goblins observation point pavilion | Telephone 435-275-4584
  • Nov. 2: Snow Canyon State Park – Ivins | Owls Up Close: From 10-11 a.m. meet Athena, a live Great Horned owl and learn more about these amazing birds from guest naturalist Kathy DonnellSpace is limited and registration required at least two days before the event by phone or in person | Telephone 435-628-2255
  • Nov. 4: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum – Cedar City | Children’s Story Time: At 10:30 a.m. the Frontier Story Time is an opportunity for preschool children to learn about the past through stories and history-related activities | Telephone 435-586-9290
  • Nov. 7: Snow Canyon State Park – Ivins | Moonlit Hike: Starting at 7:30 p.m., this 2-mile hike gives participants an opportunity to see the canyon by moonlight  | Space is limited and registration required at least two days before the event by phone or in person | Telephone 435-628-2255
  • Nov. 8: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum – Cedar City | Iron Mission Days: Celebrate the founding of Cedar City with a day of activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Cost is $5 per family | Telephone 435-586-9290
  • Nov. 8: Goblin Valley State Park – Green River | The Fallen Goblin:  From 10:30-11:30 a.m., join a park naturalist for a 3/4 mile round trip hike to the goblin that was toppled by a visitor in October 2013 who posted a video of it online garnering worldwide attention. This hike includes a discussion of the geology of the “Valley of Goblins,” as well as why it is important to “leave no trace” while exploring the park. Uneven terrain, water, as well as comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots are recommended | Meet at the Valley of Goblins observation point pavilion | Telephone 435-275-4584
  • Nov. 8: Snow Canyon State Park – Ivins | Moonlit Hike: Starting at 8 p.m., this 2-mile hike gives participants an opportunity to see the canyon by moonlight | Space is limited and registration required at least two days before the event by phone or in person | Telephone 435-628-2255
  • Nov. 8: Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum – Blanding | The Egyptian and Semitic in the Uto-Aztecan Family of Languages: This free lecture will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium presented by Dr. Brian Stubbs of CEU and USU, Blanding, Campus.  Dr. Stubbs has done extensive research and has written about the parallels between Egyptian and Semitic languages in the Uto-Aztecan Family of languages. He will be discussing his research and his new book, The Egyptian and Semitic in Uto-Aztecan | Telephone 435-678-2238
  • Nov. 11: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum – Cedar City | Children’s Story Time: From 10-10:30 a.m. the Frontier Story Time is an opportunity for preschool children to learn about the past through stories and history-related activities | Telephone 435-586-9290
  • Nov. 15: Goblin Valley State Park – Green River | Astronomy Tour:  Starting at 8:30 p.m., this visual tour presents some of the unique astronomical features that can be seen from the park | Meet at the observation point parking lot; tour may be canceled in the event of cloudy skies | Telephone 435-275-4584
  • Nov. 15: Snow Canyon State Park – Ivins | Simple Campfire Desserts: From 7-8 p.m., join park staff around a toasty fire to bake and sample some simple campfire desserts | Leave with recipes for your next camping trip.  | Space is limited and registration required at least two days before the event by phone or in person | Telephone 435-628-2255
  • Nov. 18: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum – Cedar City | Children’s Story Time: From 10-10:30 a.m. the Frontier Story Time is an opportunity for preschool children to learn about the past through stories and history-related activities | Telephone 435-586-9290
  • Nov. 21: Snow Canyon State Park – Ivins | Sunset Hike: From 4:45-6 p.m., explore the twilight sights and sounds of the canyon during a 1.5-mile, round trip hike | Space is limited and registration required at least two days before the event by phone or in person | Telephone 435-628-2255
  • Nov. 21: Snow Canyon State Park – Ivins | Nature’s Bounty: From 8:30-10 a.m., learn to identify traditional uses of some of Snow Canyon’s edible and medicinal plants during this 1.5-mile, round trip hike | Space is limited and registration required at least two days before the event by phone or in person | Telephone 435-628-2255
  • Nov. 22: Goblin Valley State Park – Green River | Astronomy Tour:  Starting at 8:30 p.m., this visual tour presents some of the unique astronomical features that can be seen from the park | Meet at the observation point parking lot; tour may be canceled in the event of cloudy skies | Telephone 435-275-4584
  • Nov. 29: Goblin Valley State Park – Green River | Astronomy Tour:  Starting at 8:30 p.m., this visual tour presents some of the unique astronomical features that can be seen from the park | Meet at the observation point parking lot; tour may be canceled in the event of cloudy skies | Telephone 435-275-4584

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