ANTELOPE ISLAND — From brine shrimp to bats and birds, Antelope Island State Park offers a variety of outdoor learning adventures in the coming days.
• “Sea Monkeys of Great Salt Lake,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Bridger Bay Beach, will tell visitors all about brine shrimp. The Junior Ranger program is geared for age 6 to 12, but all ages are welcome.
• “Bats! Nature’s Do-Gooders” is the theme of a 6 p.m. program Saturday, June 30, at the visitor center. The role of bats in the natural world will be highlighted, and some myths and superstitions about the flying mammals will be addressed.
• History Hike With the Ranger begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, and focuses on the early explorers and homesteaders who settled the island in Utah’s great salty sea. Meet the park ranger between mile markers 8 and 9 on the east side/ranch road for the discussion and short hike; watch for the pull-off on the right side of the road.
• “Birding Behind the Gates” is an early morning bird walk at Fielding Garr Ranch before it opens to the public. Walkers should meet at 7 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at the gate/parking lot at mile marker 8 on the ranch road. Registration is required for this event.
• “Life and Times of Lake Bonneville” is presented at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5, in the visitor center theater. The program, which will be repeated at the same time July 19, explores the early history of the forerunner of Great Salt Lake.
The park is west of Syracuse off Interstate 15’s Exit 332. Admission is $9 per vehicle.
For more information or to register, call 801-721-9569.