Map and Compass for Families  This class is almost full – contact us for additional dates:

Date/Time: Saturday, October 26, 9 am – 2 pm
Meet at: Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Fee: $25 JTNPA/PINE member $35 non member (per person)
Instructor: Theresa Walsh
Hike Level: Easy

Learning to read a compass and map can be a fun and exciting experience for children. The compass , a navigational tool used to find direction, is a simple object that even young children can become proficient at using. A variety of real-life exercises that involve map-reading and problem-solving skills can help children develop an understanding of how the compass and map can be a useful everyday tool. By incorporating movement and games into the practice, children will quickly gain enthusiasm for their new skills.
Bring snacks, a lunch and water, a day pack, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hat, and an open mind for learning in the Joshua Tree National Park!

This is a half-day course for children from 8 – 13 years accompanied with their parent, grandparent or guardian.  Field trip material correlates with grade level science standards and will support your child’s science education.

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.

Sign Up Online