$145 – $155

Desert Invertebrates: A Microscopy Primer Fall 2019

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Oasis Visitor Center

74485 National Park Drive

Twentynine Palms, CA 92284

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Participants will be introduced to the diversity of the microscopic fauna of California’s deserts, including an overview of their various roles in food webs, life cycles, physiological adaptations enabling them to survive extreme temperatures and prolonged desiccation, as well as other surprising ecological and biological aspects. Two half-day lab sessions will provide hands-on opportunities for learning how to use simple tools and techniques for isolating microscopic invertebrates from different materials, transferring them to microscope slides with the aid of a dissecting microscope, and operating a compound microscope for observing them at high magnification with advanced optics.

Download the course outline: Desert Invertebrates

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 and Joshua Tree National Park. Camping reservations must be made through 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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