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Discover Cary's Castle

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Discover Cary's Castle

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Member (JTNPA or PINE) 10 Registrations Ended $60.00 $0.00
Non Member 13 Registrations Ended $60.00 $0.00

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Put on sturdy walking shoes and prepare to explore one of the most stunning mountain ranges in Joshua Tree National Park, the Eagle Mountains.  Mark Wheeler will lead participants on a ten-mile cross-country loop, ascending through canyons and washes to a desert wonderland hidden behind the mountain’s rocky slopes.  Wheeler will discuss the unique geology and ecology of the Colorado Desert as participants test their strength and stamina against a landscape of beautiful rock exposures.  The class will hear about the rich diversity of flora and fauna in the area that is home to bighorn sheep, desert tortoise, and some of the most stunning wildflower displays in the park.  Participants should be fit and prepared for a strenuous ten-mile route with rock scrambling and a minimum elevation change of 2,000 feet.

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Chiriaco Summit

Chiriaco Summit, CA 92201

Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 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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