Take a trip to nature at the Day at the Rocks

Four children climb rocks at Vasquez Rocks on Monday, April 17, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Spring has sprung, which means it’s almost time for the Vasquez Rocks Nature Center Associates’ annual Day at the Rocks event, scheduled Saturday, April 27.

“We just want to do something to give back to the people that have been coming to the park,” said Susan Hall, treasurer of the nature center associates.

This free event is geared toward children and their families, and will feature various educational activities, including animal presentations, stories from a local Tataviam Indian elder, an archaeological dig and astrology club, according to Hall.

Families can also visit some of the interactive booths following in the educational theme to learn about native plants and animals and conservation while creating craft projects like rock painting, bird feeder making and other native California crafts.

They will be joined by representatives of Eaton Canyon Nature Center, who will teach kids how to make jewelry out of plants and other natural materials, as well as representatives of the U.S. Forest Service, the local fire station, Animal Tracks animal sanctuary and Smokey Bear.

The Day at the Rocks is scheduled 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 West Escondido Canyon Road in Agua Dulce on Saturday, April 27. Food will be available for purchase, and parking will be free with a shuttle service to the event.

For more information, contact Sarah Brewer at [email protected] or call Susan Hall at 661-433-4743.

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