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Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park (Biology X412.4, 2 units)

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM (PDT)

Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park (Biology X412.4,...

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) 12 Registrations Ended $100.00 $0.00
Non Member 13 Registrations Ended $110.00 $0.00
Credit Fee - Member (JTNPA or PINE) 14 Registrations Ended $200.00 $0.00
Credit Fee - Non Member 11 Registrations Ended $210.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Join Allan Schoenherr, Ph.D. and author of A Natural History of California, to learn about the desert environment and the unique plants and animals that define Joshua Tree National Park during this two-day field class. Schoenherr will begin with an overview of the North American deserts and then focus on desert ecology in Joshua Tree National Park. Presentations, illustrations and inter-active demonstrations will explain the relationships between living organisms as well as the adaptations that allow life to survive in arid landscapes. The class will visit multiple sites in the park where the two major ecosystems, the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, will be discussed. Participants will learn the distinctive qualities of these ecosystems and what plants and animals call them home. The class will also have opportunities to identify wildflowers, birds, and other animals in the field. Schoenherr makes ecology approachable and fun; just bring your lunch, water, and hat and learn about the fascinating flora and fauna of Joshua Tree National Park!

Option:  This course earns 2 units through UC Riverside, Extension

Download the course outline:  Ecology of JTNP Outline - Spg2014

Have questions about Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park (Biology X412.4, 2 units)? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

When & Where


Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Dr
Twentynine Palms, CA

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 4:45 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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