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May Centennial Celebrations at Big Bend -- Free to the Public

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From the Big Bend Conservancy (fka Friends of Big Bend National Park):



Centennial Celebration
May 22 – 29, 2016

Thursday, May 26
9:00 AM Special NPS Centennial Program Co-Hosted by Big Bend Conservancy and Park Staff
– “Our International Neighbors”
  Meet at the Boquillas Crossing Station front porch for
discussion on the shared history of the mining along the U.S./Mexico border led by Dave Larson,
Chief of Science and Resource Management. For those interested we will travel into Boquillas
for tacos and discussion about Big Bend National Park’s special relation with its neighbors
across the Rio Grande. The discussions are free to Park visitors, but visitors are responsible for
transportation costs, food, etc. Passports are required for visitors wishing to cross into Mexico.

Friday, May 27
6:30 PM Special NPS Centennial Program Co-Hosted by Big Bend Conservancy and Park Staff
– “NPS & BBC Birthday Party!”
  Come celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service
and the 20th birthday of the Big Bend Conservancy. Join Park Staff and Conservancy board
members at the Chisos Mountain Lodge patio for birthday cake. Free to Park visitors.

Friday, May 27
10:15 PM Special NPS Centennial Program Co-Hosted by Big Bend Conservancy and Park Staff
– “Stargazing with the Naked Eye”
  Join Big Bend staff member Reine Wonite for a laser-guided
tour of the darkest night skies in the Lower 48 states. She’ll teach you how to locate a variety of
celestial objects that are visible with the naked eye. Meet at Mile 15.3 on Rte. 12 (the road to Rio Grande
Village). Bring your flashlight, binoculars and comfy chair, if you have them. Free to Park visitors.

Saturday, May 28
8:00 AM Special NPS Centennial Program Co-Hosted by Big Bend Conservancy and Park Staff
– “Discovering the Chisos – A mini BioBlitz”
  Join David Elkowitz, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor
Services, for a hike in the cool of the early morning in the Basin. Specific trail to be determined.
Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Collin Hanks will teach you how to catalog species for Texas Parks and
Wildlife’s special app “INaturalist”. Bring water, hat and good walking shoes. Free to Park visitors.
Meet at the Chisos Mountain Lodge patio. The hike will be along Lost Mine Trail.

Sunday, May 29
8:30 AM Special NPS Centennial Program Co-Hosted by Big Bend Conservancy and Park Staff
– “Wetland Wonders – a mini BioBlitz”
  Join David Elkowitz, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor
Services and Conservancy board members for birding, beaver spotting, and a discussion of the
Park’s efforts to improve interpretation at the area Visitor Center. Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Collin
Hanks will teach you how to catalog species for Texas Parks and Wildlife’s special app “INaturalist”.
Bring water, hat and good walking shoes. Meet at the Rio Grande Village Visitors Center. Free to
Park visitors.

 


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