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Pine Needle Basketry Spring 2017

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PST)

Pine Needle Basketry Spring 2017

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) Feb 18, 2017 $110.00 $0.00
Non Member Feb 18, 2017 $120.00 $0.00

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The craft of coiled basketry is practiced world wide using a variety of natural and man-made materials. Kathi Klopfenstein will teach you one of many techniques to start a coiled pine needle basket, basic stitching, how to shape your basket, and how to finishing your basket. You will learn about responsible collecting of pine needles, preparation, and storage your materials. A variety of coiled baskets will be available for the students to study. Kathi will provide the basketry materials. Students are asked to bring a small pair of scissors, small needle nosed pliers, and a notebook and pencil for taking notes. Bring a lunch and be ready to enjoy a weekend of basketry. Beginner and experienced coilers are welcome.

Download the course outline:  Pine Needle Basketry 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 Pine Needle Basketry Spring 2017? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Black Rock Canyon Visitor Center
9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4:00 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.

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