Desert Observations: The Joshua Tree National Park Association Blog

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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National Junior Ranger Day

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For many children, becoming a Junior Ranger is an unforgettable experience. The program immerses kids in the outdoors. Read more to find out about the program in Joshua Tree National Park.

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National Park Week – Three Things to Do Every Day (Part 2)

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How was your weekend? Did you make it into the park, and leave with stories to tell? The National Park Foundation wants to hear them.

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National Park Week – Three Things to Do Every Day

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Check out our list of things to experience in and around the park this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Share these ideas and your own with friends and family. Encourage others to visit a park near them and enjoy a National Park Week experience.

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