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Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2020 (Biology X412.4, 2 units)

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Oasis Visitor Center

74485 National Park Dr

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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Join Allan Schoenherr to learn about the desert environment and the unique plants, such as Joshua trees, and animals that define Joshua Tree National Park. Schoenherr will begin with an overview of the North American deserts and then focus on desert ecology in the park. Presentations 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, what plants and animals call them home, and identify flora and fauna in the field.

Option: This course earns 2 units through UC Riverside Extension

Download the course outline: Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park

Hike Level: Easy (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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