Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Laurie Green will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. Some of the topics covered include: survival kits, edible and dangerous plants, water location, signaling, as well as desert hazards. The class will combine outdoor hands-on practice with classroom lecture. This class is not to be missed if you plan on spending any time in the desert!
Please download the course outline "How-To" Survive in the Desert.
Suggested Reading: Desert Survival Tips, Tricks & Skills by Tony Nestor is available at the Visitor Centers or online at the JTNPA 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.