March 8, 2014 -- CCC Day in the Interpretive Centeer - Palo Duro Canyon State Park exists due to the efforts of the CCC boys. Visit with the park interpreter in the Interpretive Center and learn about the work they did. Make a camp hat, use an antique tool, build a wooden block arch and try on CCC work clothing. Hands on learning experience for anyone. Come and go during the day. 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
March 11, 2014 -- History of Palo Duro Canyon Slide Show - What has really happened in the past in Palo Duro Canyon? Interested in discovering the history? Attend a slide show in the Mack Dick Group Pavilion to begin your Spring Break with a better understanding of the canyon. All programs are family oriented. 7-8 p.m.
March 12, 2014 -- Family Hike - Enjoy the afternoon with a leisurely hike on Sunflower Trail. Meet at the trailhead closest to Water Crossing #5. Explore the geology of the canyon, look for animal tracks and learn about the flora. Bring cameras and binoculars. One never knows what unexpected sights we will encounter. No pets, please. ( If weather is inclement, hike will be cancelled.) 3-5 p.m.
March 13, 2014 -- Cowboys and Cattle Drives - Ever hear of Charles Goodnight and Old Blue? Come to the Mack Dick Group Pavilion and learn about the establishment of the JA Ranch and how all three are tied together. Dress like a cowboy, learn how to rope, and learn about chuck wagons. Participate in a Reader's Theater. Great learning opportunity for families. 7-8 p.m.
March 14, 2014 -- Birds of Palo Duro Canyon Slide Show - How many species of birds can you identify in Palo Duro Canyon State Park? Come to the Mack Dick Group Pavilion and learn about our beautiful, feathered friends.You may know more than you thought. 7-8 p.m.
March 15, 2014 -- Palo Duro Canyon Art Exhibit - Come view and enjoy the beautiful artwork of Pleine Aire painters who use Palo Duro Canyon as their inspiration for painting. Invited artists will have their work displayed in the Mack Dick Group Pavilion and will gladly answer any of your questions. Maybe you will be inspired to begin your own artistic endeavors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 22, 2014 -- Snakes of the Canyon - sit the Interpretive Center and discover some of the common species of snakes that dwell in the park. Perhaps you will have a different opinion of the role they play as ''nature's pest controllers''. Interesting information for big and small. Come and go from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 24, 2014 -- Bird Walk and Program - Join DVD author Joe LaFleur for a guided bird walk on the Paseo del Rio Trail. Walk features hands-on identification of resident and migrant birds in habitats. Meet in Chinaberry Day Use Area. 9-10 a.m. Following walk Mr. La Fleur will be in the Visitor Center to demonstrate his various birdwatching DVD videos.
March 29, 2014 -- Family Nature Hike - Bring the family for a nature hike on the Pioneer Nature Trail. Let's see what discoveries we can make; animal tracks, scat, maybe even some wildlife. Bring cameras and binoculars if you choose. Easy trail for small children.
No pets, please. 3-4 p.m.