ANTELOPE ISLAND -- From hiking to history, Antelope Island State Park offers four programs for nature enthusiasts in the coming days.
- "Brine Shrimp and Sand" takes a look at life in the Great Salt Lake. It's presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Bridger Bay Beach. Microscopes will be provided so visitors can see critters found in the water and view the sand up close and personal.
- The full moon lights the way for a hike at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, beginning at the White Rock Bay Campground. A naturalist will lead visitors on the 3.5-mile round-trip hike to Beacon Knob.
- "History Hike With the Ranger" spotlights various island resources, such as Peregrine Falcon Tower, Mulberry Grove, wheat fields, and fresh-water ponds and springs. This short hike begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at mile marker 9 on the east side/ranch road.
- The life and times of ancient Lake Bonneville will be explored during a program at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the visitor center. This presentation will be repeated June 21.
Admission to the park is $9 per vehicle. The park is west of Syracuse off Interstate 15's Exit 332.
For more information, call 801-721-9569.