ANTELOPE ISLAND — On Saturday, July 28, Antelope Island State Park will offer a variety of educational outdoor events on topics ranging from rocks to reptiles.
• “A Long Time in the Making: Geologic History of Antelope Island” begins at 9 a.m. at the visitor center. Here, guests will learn about the formation of rocks at Antelope Island, then take a hike on the island.
• “Junior Ranger Program: Wildlife Mysteries” begins at 11 a.m. at the visitor center. In this presentation, children will learn all about the island’s wildlife. This program is geared toward ages 6 to 12 but all are welcome.
• “Brine Shrimp and Sand” begins at noon at Bridger Bay, where visitors can learn about lake life and use microscopes to get an up-close look.
• “History of Fielding Garr Ranch” lecture begins at 2 p.m. at the ranch, with details about one of the state’s earliest ranches and its unique island setting.
• “Respecting Reptiles” begins at 6 p.m. at the visitor center amphitheater. Here, guests can learn about the snakes and lizards that live on Antelope Island and the ways these creatures have adapted to desert life.
• A cowboy poetry program ends the day at 6 p.m. at the Fielding Garr Ranch.
Other programs also take place during the upcoming week, beginning with an early morning bird walk at the ranch on Thursday, Aug. 2. The 7 a.m. outing begins at the parking lot along the east-side road at mile marker 8; registration is required for this event.
Also on Thursday, “Life and Times of Lake Bonneville” will be presented at 3 p.m. This program in the visitor center theater explores the past of the Great Salt Lake.
The park is at 4528 W. 1700 South, west of Syracuse and off Interstate 15’s Exit 332. Admission is $9 per vehicle.
For more information, call 801-721-9569.