View of the Temples and Towers of Zion National Park 

Zion Natural History Association * Zion National Park Foundation * Zion Canyon Field Institute

Angels Landing Zion National Park, Utah

   Mail: Zion Natural History Association * Zion National Park * Springdale, UT 84767 


   Phone: 435-772-3264    Email:

January 27, 2011
In this issue:

-Zion National Park 2011
-An Evening with the Superintendent

-Plan Now for Great 2011
Field Institute Courses
-Super Zion Guide on Sale!
-Poetry in the Park


Zion Canyon Field Institute Class Illustrated Journal in the field.

ZCFI Workshop Illustrated Journaling

Come Hike

In Our Classroom!

Zion Canyon Field Institute

Plans Banner Year


Field Institue Director, Michael Plylor has a great lineup of enjoyable and educational classes planned for 2011. From Native Plant Seed Propagation on February 12th to Winter Photography on  December 9th and 10th, there are courses for every interest. Click here to see the calendar for 2011.

Plan your visit now to take part in a wonderful adventure in Zion and to ensure your place as most classes have a limit to the number of participants.


Diane Glancy guest speaker for 2011 Poetry in the Park

Poetry in the Park

March 25, 2011


Zion Canyon Field Institute in partnership with Poetry in the Park, Utah State Poetry Society, and Red Rock Writer's Guild presents the second annual Poetry in the Park
writers' workshop on March 25, 2011 at the Nature Center in Zion National Park.

This year's event will feature Diane Glancy, professor emeritus at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2009 she published two books, THE REASON FOR CROWS and PUSHING THE BEAR. Her newest collection of poems, STORIES OF THE DRIVEN WORLD, was published by Mammoth Press of Lawrence, Kansas in 2010. Ms. Glancy received a 2009 Expressive Arts Grant from the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. to write a play on the history of Indian Education. She just completed the shooting of her first film, THE DOME OF HEAVEN.

The cost of the workshop is $60. ZNHA members and members of Utah State Poetry Society receive a 20% discount. The workshop starts @ 10 am and continues until about 4:30 pm. Click here to register online.

Funding for this event has been provided in part by the Utah Arts Council.

For more information or to register call Michael Plyler @ 435 772 3264. Michael can also be reached by email @


Zion National Park Welcomes 2011
2010 Goes Out With a Bang 

December in Zion and the surrounding area was marked with record rainfall, flooding and rockslides. All were great reminders of the forces that helped make Zion the beautiful place we all love.  

Rockslide-Zion National Park Temples and Towers of the Virgin

Looking forward to the coming year, we hope you will have the opportunity to come and enjoy the peace and beauty Zion has to offer. As the season approaches, patio talks, evening programs, shuttle tours, exhibits and nature walks are being prepared.  Mother Nature has been generous with moisture, leaving the promise of beautiful wildflowers in the canyon and plenty of food and drink for our desert dwellers. So come and enjoy the majesty of Zion National Park in 2011!

An Evening with the Superintendent 

Zion National Park Foundation Holds Fundraiser

 For the Zion Youth Education Initiative


Join Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth and other dignitaries for a

Superintendent of Zion National Park Jock Whitworth

Jock Whitworth in 2008 at the first 'Evening with the Superintendent'.

wonderful evening of food, wine and good cheer to benefit the park. You will be treated to an inside look at Zion's new Youth Education Initiative and you will have the opportunity to participate in a special silent auction of unique and exciting items, including a rare opportunity to spend a weekend in the Historic Grotto House.
The fundraising dinner is on Saturday, February 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m. at the Switchback Grille, 1149 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale, Utah.
Tickets are $100 per person, which includes a $20 credit per person towards silent auction items. Limited seating.
For more information or to purchase tickets call 435-772-3264 or purchase tickets online  here.

Come and enjoy this special gathering of people who choose to make a difference in Zion National Park. 


When: Saturday, February 12, 2011, 5:00 pm

Where: Switchback Grille, 1149 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, Utah

How: Call 435-772-3264 for information or to purchase tickets.


R.S.V.P. deadline, February 8, 2011.

Book Zion Adventure GuideSave 10% on ZNHA's Own Publication  

This guide includes:
-Detailed maps
-Trail guides
-Things to see and do
-Reservation information
-Hiking and backpacking tips
-Guide to the Zion Shuttle System

Trail information includes "explorer logs" filled with interpretive information on geology, plants, animals, and human history-connecting landscape with story to enhance your experience in one of America's most beloved national parks. Great planning tool for the new Zion visitor and for seasoned Zion lovers.

Project manager: Lyman Hafen
Designer: Sandy Bell
Cartographer: David Fuller
Illustrations: Tom Blaue

Sale Price: $15.29

List Price: $16.99
Member Price: $11.89

Offer expires February 8, 2011.