An interactive program with hands-on activities, lunar maps and displays and a short “walk” to the moon, is set for Saturday, March 7, at Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education starting at 7:30 p.m. and continuing with night sky viewing of the waning moon through telescopes.
The family-friendly presentation by Richard Boyer, formerly a ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, highlights the mystery and intrigue of Earth’s only natural satellite.
Free with park admission at the gate on Mt. Lemmon Road in Oracle. Reservations are recommended by calling the park office at 1-520-896-2425.
Boyer will also talk about the moon’s physical geography and the Apollo moon exploration space flights. A teacher and school administrator, he has also developed nature programs at John Muir National Historic Site, Point Reyes National Seashore and Redwood national and state parks. His well-known “Bighorn Basics” program will be presented on March 8 at Oracle State Park beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Oracle State Park is open 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Saturdays and Sundays. Free guided tours of the historic Kannally Ranch House are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. both days. For a full listing of upcoming events and activities, go to www.azStateParks.org/Parks/ORAC.