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"How-To" Identify Animal Burrows Fall 2016

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

"How-To" Identify Animal Burrows Fall 2016

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) Ended $35.00 $0.00
Non-member Ended $45.00 $0.00

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Have you ever taken a walk and noticed a hole in the ground and wondered what animal made it? Holes abound in the desert as animals seek refuge from climatic extremes and predators, or hunt for food. Candice Weber will shed light on ground holes, elevated holes, divots and mounds in this half-day field class. Participants will learn how to identify holes and what clues can help discern which animals are living in which holes in the classroom session, and then put their knowledge to the test in the field. Curious visitors as well as seasoned naturalists will enjoy peeking into the secret lives of these subterranean dwellers and discover who’s behind all of that digging!

Please download the course outline ”How-To” Identify Animal Burrows Fall 2016 for the class itinerary, meeting time and location.

Suggested reading: “A Field Guide to Desert Holes”  by Pinau Merlin, found in the Visitor Centers or order online at the JTNP Association store.

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.

Have questions about "How-To" Identify Animal Burrows Fall 2016? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

When & Where

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

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 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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