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Geology and Cultural History of Cottonwood Spring Fall 2016

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) Dec 4, 2016 $60.00 $0.00
Non Member Dec 4, 2016 $70.00 $0.00

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Stretch your legs and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Cottonwood Mountains with Ted Reeves in this all-day field class.  Reeves will discuss the rocks and minerals of Cottonwood Mountains and tell stories of the people who eked out a living in the Cottonwood Spring area during the late 1800s.  Participants will walk six miles through the rolling hills of the Colorado Desert to see mills, mines, and more.  Along the trail, Reeves will share the history of the cowboys, miners, and teamsters who depended on Cottonwood Spring for their livelihood.  The route will follow a portion of a prominent freight road built in the 1880s.  Attendees will learn what is known about the road’s creation and use. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how geology is connected to cultural history at Cottonwood Spring!

Click to download the course outline:  Geology & Cultural History of Cottonwood Spring Outline – Fall 2016 for the class itinerary, meeting time and location.

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.

Have questions about Geology and Cultural History of Cottonwood Spring Fall 2016? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Cottonwood Visitor Center
Cottonwood Exit (168) off of Highway 10


Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)


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Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Exploring Nature through Education

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park is an adult and family education program offering an in-depth exploration of the park’s natural wonders. Learn from highly qualified instructors who are passionate about sharing their expertise, and committed to providing a personal and fun learning experience. The Desert Institute is sponsored by the Joshua Tree National Park Association, and operates with the full endorsement of the National Park Service. Join us this season for an educational adventure.

Field Classes

The Desert Institute offers outdoor field classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, citizen science, and creative arts. The Desert Institute also offers half day courses for children from 8-13 years and their parents.  Enrollment is open to all, and some courses may be taken for optional university credit. All field programs follow “Leave No Trace” principles to minimize impact on the desert environment, and where necessary, obtain special permits to access certain aspects of Joshua Tree National Park that would otherwise be restricted. Weekend courses ranging from one to three days are scheduled over two class semesters, Fall and Spring. Discounts are available for members of the Joshua Tree National Park Association and Partners in Nature Education.

Custom Programs

Whatever you interest in Joshua Tree National Park, we can design a custom educational program to be a perfect fit for you or your group. Click on the sidebar for program ideas, or contact the Desert Institute for more information.

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