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Focus on Joshua Tree Photo Contest

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We are introducing a summer photo contest for Facebook and Instagram. In the months leading up to the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, we want to see Joshua Tree National Park from your eyes. Photos are your unique expression of an experience, and we want to share them.   The contest begins on July 1, 2014 and runs to September 2, 2014, one day before the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. How do you enter? First, follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Take a photo (or find an old favorite from 2014) in Joshua Tree National Park. Post your photo to your personal Instagram or...

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How a National Trails Day Tradition Begins

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National Trails Day is a time to treasure being outside — something our volunteers love to do. There was something special about being on the trail in support of a bigger cause and in solidarity with hikers nationwide.

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Fruits of the Desert

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Wildflowers are wildly popular during the desert spring, but after wildflowers have passed, the incredible desert fruits begin to emerge. Look closely, and you'll find some of the beans, berries, and other fruits found in this amazing desert park.

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The Season Finale – Plus a Sneak Preview

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On Saturday, the Desert Institute’s spring-2014 season of field classes came to a close with a great season finale. Ted Reeves’ geology field class was held over Mother’s Day weekend. Exploring the fault lines in and around Joshua Tree National Park was an adventure, but it was made special by a unique group of all-women students. There was even a mother-daughter pair among the eight women who participated and volunteered in the class. This was a successful and fun spring at the Desert Institute. Over 463 students joined us to learn about the park, and we provided 503 hours of classes...

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National Park Week – Three Things to Do Every Day (Part 3)

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The last weekend of National Park Week is here, and there is a lot happening in Joshua Tree National Park.

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