Friday, August 21, 2015
Jasper the opossum, short walks into the desert to learn about its geology, plants and wildlife and a full slate of local entertainment promises to make the 11th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta a fun day for all. The free event at the Tom Mays section of Franklin Mountains State Park on Saturday, September 19, from 9am to 3pm is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with the help of volunteers from the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. Every year the event attracts hundreds of people to the desert mountain park in northwest El Paso.
The outdoor venue celebrates the natural wonders of the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains State Park. Local environmental education groups will be on hand to offer free demonstrations, guided tours, guest speakers and informational booths designed to introduce the curious to the wonders of our fascinating desert.
For more information contact Franklin Mountains State Park at (915) 566-6441 or visit www.chihuahuandesert.org