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Evening Programs for the Summer at Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave National Monument

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Upcoming Programs

Location: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Visitor Center Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 23 “Legends of the Giants” Imagine Mt. Timpanogos, shrouded in mist, silently waiting to reveal its hidden mysteries. Join Ranger Ken Kyburz as he leads you into the past through slides, legends and local folklore.

Saturday, June 24 “Caving Without Going SPE-LUNK” Discover underground worlds as you learn basic caving techniques. Ranger Genevieve Goddard-Pricket will discuss equipment as well as different types of caves that can be found throughout the United States.

Monday, June 26 “Living Legends: History and Mining in American Fork Canyon” American Fork Canyon has enjoyed a colorful history due to the diversity of the people who have lived, worked, and played here. Join Ranger Jay Allen for an evening of stories about the men and women who helped shape this area.

Friday, June 30 "National Parks: America’s Second Great Idea" The National Park Service preserves some of the country’s most impressive treasures. Ranger Royce Shelley shares the history of the National Park Service and what it means to America and the world.

Saturday, July 1 "C’mon Everybody – Let’s Go Fishing!" Location: Highland Glen Park (formerly Adventure Learning Park located behind Lone Peak High School) Anglers, young and old, will get hooked on Fishing while learning basic fishing techniques every person who wets a hook needs to know. Bring your own poles or use one of ours to practice what you’ve learned with Ranger Brad Woolstenhulm. We’ll have plenty of fish stories to tell when we’re done.

Monday, July 3 “Singing in the Canyon” (Swinging Bridge Picnic Area) Come fill the canyon with the music of your favorite campfire songs. Rangers Kristen Bromley and Roberta Jacobsmeyer will lead you in a fun evening of sing-alongs and s’mores. Bring your lawn chairs.

Friday, July 7 “A Walk in the Woods!” Ranger Jody Kyburz will guide you along the Canyon Nature Trail, a paved, wheelchair accessible hike for the whole family (1/2 mile round trip). One focus of the evening will be safety for children: “What do I do if…?” Other topics include the history of Swinging Bridge Canyon and information on the local flora and fauna. Meet on the patio at the Visitor Center for an enjoyable and informative summer evening – A WALK IN THE WOODS!

Saturday, July 8 “Wildfire – A Real Hot Topic” Are you ready for the good, the bad and the ugly of wildfires? Spend your evening learning how fires affect forest ecology from Ranger Jeremy Jeppson, a wildland fire fighter.

Monday, July 10 “Model T’s and No Trails” Come view the caves as they have not been for years, through historical photographs. Ranger BJ Cluff will relate stories and events while showing slides and photographs of the caves from the past, many from before the caves were opened to the public.

Friday, July 14 “Little Critters of the Wasatch” Don’t let size fool you! They might be small but the little critters of the Wasatch have some big personalities. Join Ranger Karina Puikkonen to find out what animals live in the Wasatch Mountains.

Saturday, July 15 “Wildfire – A Real Hot Topic” Are you ready for the good, the bad and the ugly of wildfires? Spend your evening learning how fires affect forest ecology from Ranger Jeremy Jeppson, a wildland fire fighter.

Monday, July 17 “Caving Without Going SPE-LUNK!” Discover underground worlds as you learn basic caving techniques. Ranger Genevieve Goddard-Pricket will discuss equipment as well as different types of caves that can be found throughout the United States.

Friday, July 21 “Little Critters of the Wasatch” Don’t let size fool you! They might be small but the little critters of the Wasatch have some big personalities. Join Ranger Karina Puikkonen to find out what animals live in the Wasatch mountains.

Saturday, July 22 “Birds Talk Too!” Yes, birds talk too. Did you ever imagine that birds talk to each other and you. Join Ranger Michelle Boel and learn the language of the birds. When you hear a bird sing, it is more than just a pretty song. They are actually expressing what they think, how they feel and what they want.

Monday, July 24 “Living Legends – History and Mining in American Fork Canyon” American Fork Canyon has enjoyed a colorful history due to the diversity of the people who have lived, worked, and played here. Join Ranger Jay Allen for an evening of stories about the men and women who helped shape this area.



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