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October 6, 2011 (Borrego) –If you plan to enjoy Anza-Borrego this fall, why not make your visit a learning adventure?  Deepen your connection to nature, strengthen your understanding of the environment, and of course, have fun.  The Anza-Borrego Foundation announces a variety of fall classes and tours in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  For the full list, visit their website at and scroll down for highlights.



DesertStargazing_byDennisMammanaDesert Stargazing
October 15-16, Dennis Mammana

Take advantage of the amazingly dark skies here in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park! In this two-day workshop designed for beginning stargazers, you’ll learn what’s in the sky, how the heavens move, how to find our way around the maze of stars, and how to view some of its wonders through a telescope. Also offered on February 11-12, 2012

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CahuillaStylePotteryCahuilla Style Pottery
Oct 29 & Nov 5, Tony Soares

Make your own pottery using Native American techniques in this 2-day workshop with instructor Tony Soares.  You’ll build and paint your own pot, learn how clay and paints are made, and experience native pit-firing techniques.


NightSkyPhotography_byDennisMammanaDesert Night Sky Photography
November 5-6, Dennis Mammana

Learn how to create magnificent celestial portraits using even the simplest of cameras! This two-day hands-on workshop will be led by noted night sky photographer Dennis Mammana. Also offered on January 28-29, 2012

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ShortWash_byPaulJohnsonThe Art of Photographic Seeing
November 11-12, Paul Johnson

Learn to find the elusive combination of light and subject by shooting in a variety of desert settings in hopes of perfecting your "photographic seeing." The class starts with a Friday evening lecture, followed by a full day of shooting in magnificent Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.


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RacoonTrack_byBarryMartin,WTIBeginning Desert Tracking
November 18-19, Barry Martin and Anza-Borrego Tracking Team

This class will bring new life and excitement to your hikes and outdoor adventures! Imagine knowing where a cougar has crossed a trail, or discovering where a bighorn sheep was bedded down for the night. Learn to read the tracks and sign of desert wildlife in this hands-on class with Western Tracking Institute founder, Barry Martin and trackers from the Anza-Borrego Tracking Team.







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