ANTELOPE ISLAND — History buffs and science fans will find events to their liking during the next week at Antelope Island State Park.
• “Brine Shrimp and Sand” on Saturday, May 5, focuses on lake life, and will include microscopes for viewing and discovering inhabitants of the Great Salt Lake. The program runs from 11 a.m. to noon at the Bridger Bay Beach.
A Junior Ranger program will also be presented that day at 10 a.m. at the Fielding Garr Ranch. The topic is how the island’s native people gathered food.
• A history hike spotlighting some of the island’s early homesteaders and explorers begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Meet a park ranger on the eastside road between mile markers 8 and 9 for some discussion and a short hike.
• “Life and Times of Lake Bonneville” explores facts about the huge watery ancestor of the Great Salt Lake. This program begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the visitor center.
Admission to the state park is $9 per vehicle. The park is west of Syracuse, off Interstate 15’s Exit 332.
For more information, call 801-721-9569.