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Free: Plants and Animals of Joshua Tree

from Joshua Tree National Park

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Plants and Animals of Joshua Tree provides an introduction to the National Park Service and Joshua Tree National Park specifically, highlighting some plant and animal desert adaptations while showing plants in their natural habitat and using animal props. This program can be adjusted for all grades and ages.

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Cost

Point to Point: $0.00
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IMPORTANT: When selecting Program Delivery Mode, please select the mode (i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) that works best for your class and/or participants. Members must provide Joshua Tree National Park with the connection link. Please check your email for a confirmation from a Joshua Tree National Park ranger requesting a program link.

Length

30 minutes, plus time for Q&A


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but optimum interactivity, we suggest one class size per session.


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out
Zoom
Skype
WebEx
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Booking Information

IMPORTANT: When selecting Program Delivery Mode, please select the mode that works best for your class and/or participants. Members must provide Joshua Tree National Park with the connection link. Please check your email for a confirmation from a Joshua Tree National Park ranger requesting a program link.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and reschedules must be made three days in advance of your confirmed program. Please email jotr_education@nps.gov to confirm your cancellation. Thank you.

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Joshua Tree National Park

Yucca Valley, CA
United States

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional rainstorms. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. 

Contact:
Joshua Tree National Park
jotr_education@nps.gov
7603673012

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with an introduction to Joshua Tree National Park and its location
2. We then look at the National Park Service logo, the Arrowhead, and discuss its components and what they represent
3. The discussion then turns specifically to Joshua Tree National Park and the desert landscape contained within
4. Participants will be led on a mini "hike" of the desert plants observing adaptations allowing them to thrive in the desert
5. Students will ultimately participate in a guessing game about different animals commonly spotted in the desert and their adaptations
6. Time is allowed for questions and answers.

Objectives

The participants will:
-engage in discussion with peers and the park ranger about deserts
-make comparisons between the Mojave desert ecosystem and the ecosystem in which students live
-engage in ranger led activities displaying the diversity of the park
-understand how life adapts to thrive in the desert

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS4C 3-5 -- Adaptation
LS4C 6-8 -- Adaptation
LS4C K-2 -- Adaptation