Bringing Nature to our Community

The Desert Institute’s community outreach program brings cutting edge presentations on the cultural history, natural science and the arts pertaining to Joshua Tree National Park to the Morongo Basin and the Coachella Valley with various partners.

The Desert Institute partners include Joshua Tree National Park, the Twentynine Palms Historical Society,  the Palm Springs Public Library, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Instute, Palm Desert.

Programs Offered:

Old School House Lectures – Twentynine Palms

Palm Spring Public Library Lectures – Palm Springs


Special Event:

July 11th, 2017, 6:30pm-8pm
Campbell House
74744 Joe Davis Dr.
Twentynine Palms, Ca 92277

Join us in celebrating the release of Lary Dilsaver’s new book, Preserving the Desert: A History of Joshua Tree National Park. Dilsaver will be giving a short presentation followed by a book signing.

In his book, Preserving the Desert: A History of Joshua Tree National Park, Dilsaver offers the first comprehensive history of Joshua Tree National Park, from its inception to the present time, showing how a growing cadre of environmentalists and recreationalists have fought to block ongoing proposals from miners, ranchers, private landowners, and real estate developers.

This event is FREE, but reservations are required.