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Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2017 (Geosciences x425.1, 1.5 units)

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) 11 Registrations Feb 24, 2017 $135.00 $0.00
Non Member 11 Registrations Feb 24, 2017 $145.00 $0.00
Credit Fee - Member (JTNPA or PINE) 11 Registrations Feb 24, 2017 $210.00 $11.49
Credit Fee - Non Member 11 Registrations Feb 24, 2017 $220.00 $11.99

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Learn the geologic story of tectonic plates, magma, and time that formed the building blocks of Joshua Tree National Park. Pellenbarg will explain the critical principles that shaped the rocks and minerals of this area into the blonde granite and pre-Cambrian gneiss that are iconic of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. During this combined three-day lecture and field class, participants will focus on identification of minerals and the three basic rock types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary, by reviewing physical properties such as transparency, luster, hardness, cleavage, fracture, specific gravity, and crystal form that define the rocks and minerals within these groups in the classroom. The class will then apply their knowledge in the field by exploring numerous examples of the iconic rock types, contact zones, and unique geologic formations like polka dot granite and pink feldspar megacrysts.

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

Click to download the course outline: Rocks and Minerals 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 Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2017 (Geosciences x425.1, 1.5 units)? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Oasis Visitor Center
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 26, 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.

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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