2016 March Events Red Rock State Park

Sedona, Arizona

2016 March Events and Hikes at Red Rock State Park

March in Sedona, AZ

Red Rock State Park in beautiful Sedona, AZ has a great line up of hikes and events for March!  Learn more about the beautiful red rocks during the guided geology hike taking place on March 13th, along with a very special performance by native flute player Jesse Kalu at the Visitor Center Theater on the same day! Visit the park and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park during the guided Archaeology hike taking place on March 20th also taking place that day will be their feature lecture “Plants Inspiring the People: Reflections on Hualapai Ethno Botany of the Grand Canyon” featuring Carrie Cannon!  The park is also offering a new guided Ethnobotany Hike taking place on the 27th ! The park also offers daily “Guided Nature Walks”, and Guided Bird Walks every Wednesday and Saturday!

Red Rock State Park – Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday (8:00 am)HOME_653
Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as
advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. No matter the time of day, visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Lecture Series: When Romans Visited Tucson
The Lead Cross Controversy, with Dr. Todd Bostwick
March 6th, 2016 (2:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission fee
RERO_DesertCrossToddBostwickRed Rock State Park is pleased to present When Romans Visited Tucson: The Lead Cross Controversy, with Dr. Todd Bostwick. In 1924 – 1925, a collection of unusual lead artifacts, which contained mysterious inscriptions, were discovered deeply buried near Silverbell Road in Tucson. These artifacts – crosses, crescents, batons, swords, and spears – generated considerable interest around the world when it was learned that the inscriptions contained Christian, Muslim, Hebraic, and Freemasonry symbols. The artifacts were initially interpreted as evidence that Europeans had come to America hundreds of years before Columbus, but some scholars questioned their authenticity. This talk tells the story of their discovery and the controversies that continue to surround them. Seating is limited so call ahead to reserve your seat 928.282.6907.
For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Geology Hike
March 13th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Native American Flute Performance at Red Rock State Park
Heartfelt Presentation-Echoes of Silence
March 13th, 2016 (2:00 pm)
See price below

Jesse KaluRed Rock State Park is proud to host internationally recognized native flute player Jesse Kalu. The performance will take place within our Visitor Center Theater and seating will be limited. Jesse’s intimate performance including questions and answers will last approximately 1 hour. This Heartfelt Presentation includes a unique mixture of bamboo flutes, poetry, story, and nature voices. Jesse’s presentations touch his audiences in unique ways. Each of his flutes has their own name and song. Emanating through his handcrafted flutes are the wildlife calls of doves, quails, loons, hawk, owl, seagulls, dolphins, whales, coyotes, wolf, elk and more. Seating is limited so call ahead to reserve your spot at 928.282.6907. The reservation fee for this performance is $5.00 per person in addition to the Park’s regular admission fee of: $7.00 per adult (14 and up), $4.00 per youth (7-13). For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Red Rock State Park Sunday Lecture:Plants Inspiring the People
Reflections on Hualapai Ethno Botany of the Grand Canyon
March 20th, 2016 (2:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission

RERO_CarrieCannon_HualapaiRed Rock State Park is pleased to present Plants Inspiring the People: Reflections on Hualapai Ethno Botany of the Grand Canyon featuring Speaker Carrie Cannon! Carrie has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology, an M.S. in Recourse Management and is of Lakota descent. She currently works for the Hualapai Department of Cultural Resources. The information presented will examine the crucial role plant resource acquisition has played in Hualapai culture; knowledge that has been fine-tuned and perfected over millennia. Seating is limited so call ahead to reserve your seat 928.282.6907. Sponsored by Arizona Humanities a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Guided Archaeology Hike at Red Rock State Park
March 20th, 2016 (1:00 pm)
The program is included with the park admission
Red Rock State ParkRed Rock State Park has been a destination for Native Americans for several millennium. Most of the ancient features found in the park are from the Sinagua culture dating about 1100 to 1425 AD. Now for the first time, filling a gap in the natural and cultural interpretation programs, an archaeology hike will add this experience for park visitors. Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park! The hike will identify the various archaeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. And we will explore ideas of other cultures who may likely have made use of the park’s resources. The hike will last about two hours, with an elevation gain of some 250 feet, along easy trails. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Watercolor Workshop: Spring Flowers
March 26th, 2016 (10:00 am)
See prices below
springAre you interested in learning some basic tricks to watercolor painting? Red Rock State Park will be hosting Cathy Stedman for their ongoing series on the basics of watercolor painting. This will be an introductory to intermediate class. The series will cover the basics to watercolor painting-providing instruction and techniques with a theme each month. Our March theme will be Spring Flowers. Cathy Stedman, a Sedona local, has been teaching watercolor since 1997. Space is limited to 12 participants, so call ahead to reserve your spot. The workshop reservation fee is $50.00, which includes park admission, instruction, and all supplies or $40.00 with your own supplies. Please bring your own lunch. For additional information and reservations, please call Red Rock State Park at 928.282-6907.

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Guided Ethnobotany of Sedona Hike
March 27th, 2016 (1:00 pm)EthnoBotanyHike
The program is included with the park admission
Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike! Join Jim Charest as he explains how plants were used for various reasons by local indigenous cultures and by people in our contemporary times. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walksEvery Day at 10:00 am
you can join a naturalist for a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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