Children of all ages are invited to explore Jewel of the Creek Preserve, learn about the diversity of life in the desert and to examine the geology and archaeology underlying this magnificent landscape at Desert Discovery Day. Hosted by Desert Foothills Land Trust (DFLT), the free event will be held Saturday, November 19, from 10am-2pm.
“At Desert Foothills Land Trust, we work to connect people in our communities to the special Sonoran land that is our home,” says Patrick McWhortor, newly-appointed executive director of the Trust. “All year, we share these places with visitors and encourage their participation directly in land conservation. Desert Discovery Day is a time for families to join us in celebrating our desert home, and enjoying opportunities for a healthy, active lifestyle through outdoor activities.”
Children will receive a stamp at each station along the Harry Dalton Trail, and a goody bag for collecting stamps. Stations include live animals, crafts, information and activities from DFLT and partners and free refreshments.
The focus for the day is to share the Sonoran Desert and the Jewel with the community in order to encourage support for conservation efforts and participation in hiking and other healthy outdoor activities. Other participating organizations include AZ Archaeological Society, Desert Foothills Chapter; Cave Creek Museum; Desert Awareness Committee of Foothills Community Foundation; Rural/Metro Fire Department; Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center; Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and Wild At Heart.
For more information, visit www.dflt.org/desert-discovery-day.