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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BEAUTIFUL ZION NATIONAL PARK
2014 PROMISES TO BE AN OUTSTANDING YEAR
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE 6TH ANNUAL ZION PLEIN AIR EVENT
Come one come all! Visitors are welcome and artists are invited to apply for the 6th Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Event to be held the November 3-10, 2014. Applications will only be accepted online with a deadline of midnight, Sunday, February 16th.
Past events have included the country’s finest landscape artists who have colored their canvases with the vivid colors of Zion National Park. Hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples, and greens have expressed the beauty of this place of enchantment with watercolors, pastels, and oils. Plan to be a part of this wonderful event by applying online today. Click here for a link to this years Artist Application. To view the requirements for the invitational artists click here.
See the 2013 list of artists here.
Visitors coming to the park during this most beautiful time of year, November 3 - 10, have the added dimension of seeing nationally known artists painting throughout the park. Each artist will give a free demonstration scheduled from Monday through Friday.
See the schedule of events here.
Click here to print a pdf schedule of events.
Proceeds from this event benefit Zion’s award winning youth education programs. Painting to the right, "Angels View" by artist Roland Lee. Painting below, "Sunset Ranch" by artist Suze Woolf.
Plan now to attend for a life enriching experience.
Click here to read about the 2012 Zion Plein Air Event.
Click here to print a schedule of events.
Click here to read Lyman Hafen's great article "Art and the Story of Zion"
ZION NATIONAL PARK-LIKE NO PLACE ELSE ON EARTH
Check out our newest t-shirt and hat! Made in the U. S. A., these top quality products have a great design that make wearing Zion a true fashion statement. Great for gifts or for sporting your own reminder of wonderful experiences during visits to the park.
Click here for the t-shirt.
Click here for the hat.
2014 LOOKS TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR ZION CANYON FIELD INSTITUTE
ATTEND ONE OF THE SPECTACULAR CLASSES PLANNED
Zion Canyon Field Institute is offering 55 scheduled classes in 2014. There are three new classes; Zion Canyon’s Cottonwood Trees and the CCC, High Country Mammals, and Crepuscular Mammals. We have also fine-tuned our Narrows’ offerings to Wednesdays only. We did this because Wednesday is one of the slowest days of visitation in the Park.
We are once again offering Great Basin National Park Exploratory that was offered for the first time last year. This class was a big hit with all the first time attendees. Here’s a quote from one of the participants, “Thank you for such a fabulous trip! I think Great Basin is my new favorite park! We had a 10 day roadtrip and everyone in my family thought the highlight of the trip was the time spent with you, Ben and Walt on our hikes.”
Again this year the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series is a collaboration with the Division of Resource Management in Zion and is made possible by a generous grant from the National Park Foundation. As always these lectures are free and open to the public, and occur at the Canyon Community Center (126 Lion Blvd) in Springdale. All lectures start @ 7:30 pm. The following lectures are already scheduled with more to come.
Dr. Alan Titus - All the Bells and Whistles: Late Cretaceous Horned Dinosaurs
Lori Rome - Mountain Lions on the Colorado Plateau
Gary Oye - America’s Wilderness:Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation
So pick a class or a free lecture and join us. If your visit to Zion does not coincide with a scheduled class please inquire about our “Custom Explore Zion” program. Enjoy a half day or full day guided activity with one of our knowledgeable naturalist/guides. Call 435 772 3264 or email ZCFI director Michael Plyler @ email@example.com. We hope to take you hiking in our classroom soon.
To see the complete 2014 Calendar of Classes click here.
Field Institute participants can expect their workshop to be led by an expert in the field of instruction as well as limited class sizes. Come an immerse yourself in the beauty of Zion National Park and the surrounding area. Call 435-772-3264 for a list of classes available for 2014 or visit our website at www.zionpark.org.
ALL LECTURES START AT 7:30 PM AT THE CANYON COMMUNITY CENTER IN SPRINGDALE (126 LION BLVD).
WINNER 2011 APPL Award
Our Best Trip Planning Publication: Zion Adventure Guide
by Greer Chesher
Zion Adventure Guide: Exploring Zion National Park, has been three years in the making and is the first complete guide to the park available. The 160-page book,with nearly 200 photographs and 25 maps.
Written by awarding winning author and former Zion ranger Greer Chesher, the book is the ultimate “Everything you ever wanted to know about visiting Zion National Park,” publication. Springdale graphic artist Sandy Bell has designed the book with original maps, as well as charts, diagrams, illustrations, and some of the most outstanding photography of the park available.
This information-packed guide is the ideal trip planner for the first-time visitor and a valuable resource for return visitors to the park. It includes detailed maps, trail guides, things to see and do, reservation information, hiking and backpacking tips, a guide to the Zion Shuttle System, and the answer to just about every imaginable question a visitor might have. The trail information includes “explorer logs” filled with interpretive information on geology, plants, animals, and human history - connecting landscape with story to enhance the visitor’s experience in one of America’s most beloved national parks. Order here.
Painting above: Kolob Morning by Brad Holt, oil, 18 x 24
Generous Sponsors of the Zion Plein Air Event
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
The National Parks: America's Best Idea is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. As such, it follows in the tradition of Burns's exploration of other American inventions, such as baseball and jazz.You can buy your DVD set of this spectacular series and benefit Zion National Park at the same time.
Also available 'The National Parks:America's Best Idea' hard cover book. Member discounts apply.
Donations to Honor, Celebrate or Memorialize
Many people wish to make donations to Zion National Park for a variety of reasons besides their love of the park. Some want to honor the achievements of someone they know. Others find a donation makes a great gift for birthdays, holidays or weddings for those friends and family members that already have enough ‘stuff’. Oft times, a donation is made as a tangible memorial for a highly respected colleague or loved one who has passed away.
We hope you will consider the Zion National Park Foundation during these occasions. The retail operations of ZNHA fund the overhead of the Foundation, making it possible for more than 90 percent of Foundation-generated funds to go directly to important projects in Zion National Park.
You can request that a beautiful card be sent as an indication of your gift.
To make arrangements, call Tracy Jones at 435-772-3264 or Contact
Tracy by email
See the Temples and Towers through Zion's Webcam
Enjoy the view anytime! Click here.
Hiking in Zion
See Zion up close and personal with a ZCFI
Naturalist-Guided Hike. Choose from 15 different hikes in 2011 including
the Zion Narrows hike and the exciting Rim to Floor hike.
Check Out Zion National Park's New eHike!
As the first in a series, the park has introduced a breathtaking virtual hike of Angels Landing. You may view it here. After a large but quick download you will be treated to spectacular scenes from the hike. Be sure to click on all the little extras. They are well worth viewing. For Angels Landing hiking information see the publication available from ZNHA here.
Plan Your Visit-Zion
Utah Travel Planning Kit
Planner provides everything you need to plan your Zion Canyon adventure,
including hand-picked books, maps, and guides. Order
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