Education Briefs: Bull Canyon – Maybell Adventure |

Education Briefs: Bull Canyon – Maybell Adventure

Travel to Bull Canyon with Colorado Northwestern Community College Community Education program to enjoy a day outdoors and a picnic lunch. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 20. Class fee is $30 or $15 for seniors. For more information and to register contact Desiree Moore at 970-824-1135 or via email at   


Students have the opportunity to learn the art of drawing cartoons, how to reproduce characters consistently and create basic plots and storylines. The programs is part of  Colorado Northwestern Community College’s College for Kids Summer Camps. The Cartooning Camp will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 25 and continuing through August 10 in room 104 at the CNCC Bell Tower, 50 College Drive.

Dinosaur National Monument Summer Hours and Programs

The Quarry Visitor Center in Jesen, Utah is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; the Quarry Exhibit Hall (the Wall of Bones), with access from quarry, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; the shuttle between visitor center and exhibit hall runs every 5-15 minutes, daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and The Canyon Visitor Center, near Dinosaur, Colorado is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All hours are valid July 5  through July 31.

Rangers will offer a variety of programs at the Utah (Quarry) side of the monument.

• 10 a.m. daily — Geology Overview

A 20-30 minutes presentation about the complex geology of Dinosaur National Monument.

• 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily — Junior Ranger Program

Join a ranger at the Quarry Exhibit Hall for a 20-30 minute presentation to learn more about dinosaurs and geology. Free Junior Ranger Activity books and badges are available anytime at visitor centers and quarry.

• 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday — Campground Evening Program

Meet a ranger in the program circle in the Green River Campground for an evening talk. Topics vary from geology, history, wildlife and more. Parking is available for non-campers.

• 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday — Stargazing with Telescopes

Meet rangers and volunteers at the south end of Split Mountain Campground for a 20-60 minutes “naked-eye” constellation tour and telescope viewing, weather permitting. Parking is available for non-campers. Ranger ask visitors attending the program to please cover flashlights with red cellophane (provided) to preserve night vision. Bring a blanket or chair to the viewing area, sit back and look up. This program is best for children over the age of 5. No pets are allowed near the telescopes or on Full Moon Walks. Program start times vary with the sunset.Ask at the visitor centers for more details. Full moon hikes will take the place of the Stargazing program when the program coincides with a full moon.

• 9:45 p.m. Monday — Night Sky for the Naked Eye

Spend 20-60 minutes talk and sky viewing learning how to identify features you can see in the night sky with just your naked eye.

Monday Adventures with Volunteer-In-Parks Tom Elder Mondays through Aug. 7.

• 3:00 p.m. — River Walk, Water Works

Join Tom at the Split Mountain Boat Ramp for a 30 minute easy walk. He’ll answer the question:

Which came first, the river or the canyon?

• 4:30 p.m. — Cub Creek Life 1000 A.D.

Meet Tom in the trail at Cub Creek Road Strop #14 for a 45 minute moderate hike to learn more about the art and life of the Fremont people.

• 5:30 p.m. — Life on Josie’s Ranch

Tom will provide a guided tour of Josie’s Cabin. Meet at the end of Cub Creek Road for a 1 hour easy walk back in time where Josie lived her life from the 1800’s life into the atomic age without plumbing, electricity, or a grocery store down the street.

Write Club

Moffat County Write Club offers activities for ages 8 and up from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays June 5 through Aug. 21 at the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green St. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

Library Youth Club

Moffat County Youth Club offers activities for ages 8 and up from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays May 31 through Aug. 23 at the Craig branch of the library, 570 Green St. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

Themes are:

• July 12: Building

• July 19: Amazing Art

• July 26: Great Inventions

• August 2: Castles

• August 9: Native America

• August 16: Build Big

• August 23: Rollercoasters

Moffat County Library story times and themes

Story times for children are hosted at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the children’s room at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries. The library asks parents and children to come early, as entering the children’s room late causes distraction.

July 6: Grocery Store

July 13: Construction Zone

July 20: Let’s Build

July 27: Inventions