MOAB — The Bureau of Land Management’s Moab field office is offering free Jurassic Walks and Talks each weekend through Labor Day.
The short hikes to dinosaur fossil and track sites will be guided by a BLM paleontologist and will take place at 8 or 9 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with lots of time to ask questions. Different sites — including Mill Canyon, Copper Ridge, the Dinosaur Stomping Ground and Poison Spider — will be featured on a rotating schedule. The sites range in age from about 112 million years old to about 190 million years old.
In addition, the Moab Information Center will host free hands-on educational activities for kids at 6 p.m. Fridays, as well as free discussions about Moab’s dinosaurs and trackways at 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Maps and schedules are available at the information center, 25 E. Center. Information can also be downloaded at go.usa.gov/xNdsY.
The events are supported by the BLM and the Tread Lightly! Respect and Protect campaign, which aims to connect families to America’s natural and cultural heritage and instill a sense of pride and stewardship for paleontological and natural resources.