Red Rock State Park
Día de los Muertos, Geology Hike, Fire-Making, Bird Walks and Watercolor Class
Red Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona is ready for November with great hikes, cool workshops and a very interesting lecture on Día de los Muertos!
Red Rock State Park – Día de los Muertos
The meaning of The Day of the Dead
November 2nd, 2014 (2:00 pm)
The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday highly celebrated in Mexico, Latin American, and the Southern United States. To many Mexicans, dead is not something to fear or be ignored by the living, but something to celebrate; one cannot celebrate life without also celebrating death! Join Red Rock State Park for their lecture “The meaning of the Day of the Dead” featuring Elena Diaz Bjorkquist. As an Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) Scholar, Elena has performed as Teresa Urrea in a Chautauqua living history presentation and done presentations about Morenci for thirteen years. Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve your space or for more information 928.282.6907. The program is included within the Park’s admission.
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Primitive Skills Workshop: Fire-Making
All participants must be 14 and older
November 8th, 2014 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)
Want to learn how to create fire without a matches or lighters? Red Rock State Park will be hosting Al Cornell for a primitive skills fire making class. Learn about the 4 prehistoric fire-making methods- bow drills, hand drills, iron pyrite method, and Arctic/Sub-Arctic Strap-drills. Al will demonstrate and discuss each of these methods then participants will have a chance to learn hands on how to use both bow drills and hand drills. All materials will be provided. There is a $25.00 fee for this workshop, which include the park entry fees. This class is limited to 14 participants, so please call ahead to make a reservation 928.282.6907.
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Sedona Guided Geology Hike
November 9th (1:00 pm)
Join 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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Intermediate Watercolor Class
November 15th, 2014 (10:00am – 2:00 pm)
Are you interested in learning some basic tricks to watercolor painting? Red Rock State Park will be hosting Sedona watercolor instructor Cathy Stedman for her next installment of an ongoing monthly series. This series covers the basics to watercolor painting-instruction and techniques with a different theme each month. November’s theme will be “Autumn Images.” Course costs $50 per person per workshop, with an intimate class size of only 12 students. Course fee includes park admission, all art materials, and instruction. Please register early: registration is first come, first served. To register please call 928 282.6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Guided Bird Walk
Every Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 8:00 am and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.
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Daily Nature Walk
Every 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.