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"How-To" Survive in the Desert Fall 2016

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

"How-To" Survive in the Desert Fall 2016

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) 4 Registrations Nov 5, 2016 $60.00 $0.00
Non Member 4 Registrations Nov 5, 2016 $70.00 $0.00

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Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Laurie Green will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. Some of the topics covered include: survival kits, edible and dangerous plants, water location, signaling, as well as desert hazards. The class will combine outdoor hands-on practice with classroom lecture. This class is not to be missed if you plan on spending any time in the desert!  

Please download the course outline "How-To" Survive in the Desert.

Suggested Reading:  Desert Survival Tips, Tricks & Skills by Tony Nestor is available at the Visitor Centers or online at the JTNPA store.

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 "How-To" Survive in the Desert Fall 2016? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Joshua Tree Visitor Center
6554 Park Blvd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)


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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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