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Flora of Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2017 (Botany X420.5, 1.5 units)

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST)

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) 10 Registrations Mar 10, 2017 $135.00 $0.00
Non Member 10 Registrations Mar 10, 2017 $145.00 $0.00
Credit Fee - Member (JTNPA or PINE) 10 Registrations Mar 10, 2017 $210.00 $11.49
Credit Fee - Non Member 10 Registrations Mar 10, 2017 $220.00 $11.99

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Students in this informal but purposeful class will have the opportunity to observe many of the flowering plants in Joshua Tree National Park, learn their names and something about their different places in the park’s greater plant community. In addition, students will gain familiarity with the tools necessary to identify plants on their own.
Friday’s class will include a basic botany lecture, with emphasis on desert plants wherever possible and as appropriate. This will be followed by an introduction to basic field guides, and to the use of plant keys in identification. A lab session will give students the opportunity to examine plant and, especially, flower parts in close detail with instructor prompts and guidance.
Saturday and Sunday are field days and will be spent in the park. With instructor assistance, students, in pairs or small groups, will practice identifying flowering plants. Walking distances for this class are minimal.

This class earns 1.5 college units from University of California, Riverside, Extension.

Click to download the course outline: Flora of JTNP Outline 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 Flora of Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2017 (Botany X420.5, 1.5 units)? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Black Rock Canyon Ranger Station
9800 Black Rock Canyon Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 1:00 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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