Zion National Park
 Photo Courtesy Impact Photographics

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 

   Website: www.zionpark.org   

   Phone: 435-772-3264    Email: znha@infowest.com

April 6, 2011 
In this issue:

-More Than Birds Twitter in Zion
-Earth Day

-Zion's Youth Program

-Scenes of Spring
-Zion Photography Workshop
Celebrate Earth Day in Zion
Events Planned for
April 23, 2011 
Earth Day Logo
Join the Town of Springdale, Zion National Park, Zion National History Association, and
Zion Harvest for the 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration on April 23rd in Springdale at the Bit and Spur Lawn (1212 Zion Park Blvd), from 11-4. The celebration includes live solar-powered music presented by local bands, sustainable and local merchandise, the season's first farmers market, information tables, a beer garden and delicious food, an opportunity drawing with great prizes, and plenty of fun and entertainment. We hope to see you there!
Your Zion National Park Connection
Social Media Improves Visitor Access


Condo in Zion National Park

Visitors will occasionally have the opportunity to see a California Condor.

Zion National Park is constantly searching for new ways to connect with our visitors. Social media websites, like Twitter and Flickr, provide the park with an opportunity to share information and create a place for visitors to learn more about Zion National Park. These sites encourage interaction and enable our visitors to experience the park in an entirely new way.




Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about the park. Sign up to follow @zionnps on Twitter to receive breaking news, severe weather warnings, closure updates, special event announcements, and other information. twitter.com/zionnps    




Flickr is a photo sharing website that provides a place for the park and our visitors to post images and videos. Visit ZionNPS on Flickr to view recent photos and learn more about the plants, animals, and areas that make Zion so special.


Are you interested in sharing your photos of Zion National Park? Visit

the ZionNPS Group on Flickr to view photos from other visitors and share

your own.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/zionnps


   Marc Neidig

   Acting Chief of Interpretation

   Division of Interpretation and Visitor Services

Wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument
Cedar Breaks National Monument Wildflowers

Join award-winning photographer Michael Plyer for a fun-filled day of photography on July 8, 2011 at Cedar Breaks National Monument. Michael will help participants unravel the mysteries and conundrums of their digital cameras while also giving them the sense of the visual component parts of a good photograph. All this learning will take place on location surrounded by stunning beauty and a mild summer climate.

We should have the benefit of a wildflower display to go along with the incredible vistas that afford opportunities for striking landscape photos. A major goal of our day in the field will be to get everyone comfortable and confident with shooting in the manual setting so they will have the maximum flexibility and knowledge to create images they can be proud of.
There will be moderate walking involved and if you have a tripod by all means bring it. Also to take full advantage of the wildflower display, bring your macro lens as well. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and A HAT (a must).
Please join us for a refreshing day amongst the beauty of Cedar Breaks. Remember an average day of photography is better than a good day of playing the market. Unless, of course, you make a million that day!


Your Donations to Zion National Park Foundation Made a Difference 

 Zion's Youth Program

The Zion National Park Foundation has put your generous donations to work to expand the park's learning opportunities for children. The Youth Education Initiative, launched this year, has significantly increased outreach to local schools, where rangers visit third, fourth, and fifth grades and bring Zion to the classroom with curriculum-based programs.  Barb Graves, Zion National Park Education Coordinator, said that by the end of April, Zion's rangers will have visited 193 classrooms and nearly 4,500 students, resulting in an approximate 50% increase in the number of students reached since last year. 


Zion's programs, covering habitats, animal and plant adaptations, and geologic changes are highly interactive and very popular with students and teachers.  In addition to expanding outreach, member donations helped fund the development of new online activity guides. Click here to find out about the amazing programs planned for the Summer of 2011!

Sure Sign of Spring
Bighorn Lambs in Zion National Park 

ZNHA Director of Operations, Joann Hinman, was happy to be carrying her new camera as she traveled from work to her home in Kanab, UT this week. She was able to snap this precious photograph of seven Zion Bighorn lambs!

Click here to help support the Zion National Park Adopt-a-Bighorn program.

Zion Earth Day Products
Our Great Earth Day Products
ZNHA joins Zion National Park in promoting sustainable practices and we carry a full line of products that educate or are made from earth-friendly materials. Find these and other wonderful products on our website, www.zionpark.org.
Zion National Park Tote BagEarth Day Sale
Zion Tote
15% Discount
Members 25% Discount

This beautiful, sage colored bag is made of recycled materials. It is perfect for packing your water, snacks and jacket when hiking or to use as a shopping bag or to carry books and papers. Four iconic places in Zion are pictured on the front and environmental reminders are printed on the back. Great reminder of your visit to Zion or as a gift for a favorite friend. Click here to see this great bag.


Offer good for web and phone orders only. Because of software limitations members must call 800-635-3959 to get their additional discount.


Our Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $14.41
Member Price $12.71