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Desert Invertebrates: Diversity Great and Small - a Macro Photography and Microscopy Primer Spring 2017 (Biology x412.19 1 unit)

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) 6 Registrations Mar 11, 2017 $135.00 $0.00
Non Member 6 Registrations Mar 11, 2017 $145.00 $0.00
Credit Member 6 Registrations Mar 11, 2017 $185.00 $10.24
Credit Non Member 6 Registrations Mar 11, 2017 $195.00 $10.74

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Participants will be introduced to the major groups of respectively macroscopic and microscopic invertebrates found in Southern California’s deserts, where and when to find them, and how to observe and identify them with the aid of online tools after taking digital macro photographs in the field (in the case of insects and other animals visible to the naked eye), or with the aid of a compound microscope in the lab (for smaller animals). The first part, Saturday, will include an outline of basic techniques for approaching and photographing different macro subjects with a compact camera or an interchangeable lens/SLR camera. In the second part, Sunday, we will demonstrate simple techniques for isolating microscopic invertebrates from different materials, how to transfer them to microscope slides and how to operate a compound microscope to observe them.

Download the course outline:  Desert Invertebrates Spring 2017

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.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class.

If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

Have questions about Desert Invertebrates: Diversity Great and Small - a Macro Photography and Microscopy Primer Spring 2017 (Biology x412.19 1 unit)? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Oasis Visitor Center
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92284

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 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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