$145 – $285

Demystifying the Park: Student Agency & the Joshua Tree National Park Spri...

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Black Rock Canyon Nature Center

9800 Black Rock Canyon Road

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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National Parks provide an ideal context for engaging K-12 students into doing science at a Park, on a school site, or in a community. Using the backdrop of the natural phenomena found in the Joshua Tree National Park, participants will experience ways to craft learning experiences that support the Next Generation Science Standards, California’s Environmental Principles & Concepts, as well as other required state standards (CCSS). The methods used will expose participants to place-based and inquiry learning in ways that support learner agency and informed action. By the end of the three-day class, participants will plan and share a learning sequence that will be specific to their own grade level and content needs.

This class earns 1.5 college units from University of California, Riverside Extension.

Click to download the course outline: Demystifying the Park: Student Agency and Joshua Tree National Park

Hike Level: Moderate (Fitness Levels)

If you are a member of JTNPA you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Before registering, please take the time to review our General Class Information and download the Enrollment Attachments, that contain pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park and camping reservations which can be made at recreation.gov

Please print and fill out the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT. You can bring the completed form to the class.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.

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