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Fall Flora & Firmament Frolic: Sky's the Limit Discovery Day


Hunting for fall flora with desert naturalist Darrell Shade and viewing the firmament with Rick Hiestand will be two of the highlights of Discovery Day on Saturday, October 26, 10 am to noon.

Families and life-long learners of all ages are welcome at this free event at Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park on Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms.

Space is limited, so participants are asked to register in advance at the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Office at 74362 Joe Davis Road, next to the Skateboard Park, or by calling 760-367-7562. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Other activities will include a demonstration of solar energy by Matt Dunphy, the opportunity to delve into cryptobiotics with Tera Bottorff, and a chance to frolic in our solar system via the Orrery with Ken Drummond.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to bring water bottles and their own snacks, to wear hats and plenty of sunscreen, and to dress for unpredictable desert weather. Should severe weather cause the event to be cancelled, check the website for re-scheduling information.

For more information call Doris 760-408-6099 or Ken 760-333-2058, visit the STL web site at or email STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations are encouraged to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs.

Discovery Days/Discovery Nights Desert Education Program is supported in part by a grant from Southern California Edison.

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