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Plein Air Poetry Spring 2017

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) Apr 29, 2017 $60.00 $0.00
Non Member Apr 29, 2017 $70.00 $0.00

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Be inspired by nature’s imagery in this writing-intensive field seminar at Joshua Tree National Park. Award-winning poets Jim Natal and Jeanette Clough will guide participants in the act of creative discovery surrounded by one of the world’s most unique landscapes in this one-day field class. In the morning, participants will take a brief hike with park naturalist, Caryn Davidson, and be immersed in the mystique of this special place. Then the instructors will lead the class in writing exercises that will focus on facilitating connections and inspiring desert metaphor. In the afternoon, participants will write poetry based on their morning's experiences. The poems will be reviewed, revised and polished by the group. Poets of all levels are welcome. Just bring paper, pens, lunch – and your desire to write.

Click to download the course outline Plein Air Poetry Course 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 Plein Air Poetry Spring 2017? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Joshua Tree Visitor Center
6554 Park Blvd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 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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