Red Rock Canyon State Park Volunteer Training Workshop
Are you enthusiastic about our unique local desert? Want to get others excited about it too? Red Rock Canyon State Park is offering a volunteer training workshop for outgoing, energetic people that are interested in learning more about our beautiful park and enhancing the experience of park visitors.
The Red Rock Canyon State Park volunteer program offers monthly maintenance and habitat management assistance projects, and we’re now expanding into outreach activities. Registered volunteers are needed to assist with staffing the park Visitor Center, lead tours for the public and school groups, and other services. No prior knowledge or experience necessary, and volunteers of any age and ability are welcome! Trainees will be required to complete registration paperwork before beginning volunteer service, which includes a background check. Upon completion of training and registration, volunteers are expected to work a minimum of once a month in the spring and fall seasons to maintain active status.
The upcoming training workshop will be held at the Red Rock Canyon State Park Visitor Center, at the end of Abbot Road off Hwy 14 near Cantil, 22 miles north of Mojave. Please contact Jean Rhyne at (661) 946-6900 or Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov for an application packet and to RSVP for trainings.
September 6, 9 a.m.: Leading Hikes and School Programs
Do you enjoy going on guided nature hikes when you visit parks? They’re most frequently led by regular people like you who are volunteering to share what they love with others!
Many people would be interested in leading hikes, but don’t feel they’re qualified. Au contraire mon frere, leading hikes is fun and always a fulfilling experience- even if you’re not an expert! Interpreter Jean will take you on a nature hike, and teach you interpretation skills, techniques, and logistics along the way. For those that enjoy working with kids, Jean will also explain how kids process information at different ages, and what they’re supposed to be learning in different grades so teachers are guaranteed to be impressed by your school program! Training includes assisting staff with future scheduled school programs before leading programs on your own.
Afterwards, you’re invited to celebrate with Jean at her mini 40-something birthday party.
Antelope Valley Indian MuseumAnnual Celebration
AVIM | Photo: Leon Worden
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum hosts an American Indian Celebration the first weekend of October every year.
This year’s event will be October 4 and 5 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event features American Indian music and dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, and food. Chumash story tellers Ted and Dennis Garcia will be joining us again this year. The Little Creek Lodge Singers, a drum group from Tule River, will join us for the first time this year. Danza Azteca Xochipilli will also be returning this year.
More information to come. Antelope Valley Indian Museum: 661-946-3055