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Joshua Tree National Park

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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. 

 

Programs by Joshua Tree National Park

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Free: Draw Joshua Tree

Not sure what the desert looks like or how to draw a Joshua tree? This directed drawing program provides a general overview of Mojave desert flora and fauna and has you creating your own masterpiece.  

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Free: Geology of Joshua Tree: Rocks and Minerals

Joshua Tree National Park is famous for large boulder formations, world-class rock climbing, and scrambling galore. Learn how these rocks formed and participate in an at-home activity with rocks from your backyard. 

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Free: Geology of Joshua Tree: Weathering and Erosion

Joshua Tree National Park's sculpted landscape of mountains, valleys, washes, and boulder piles creates a dramatic scene. Enjoy this ranger-led program learning about the landforms that have shaped the desert through an engaging activity. 

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Free: Plants and Animals of Joshua Tree

Ever wonder how desert plants and animals can survive in extreme temperatures and a dry climate? This program explores the amazing adaptations of desert life. 

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Government Agency

Contact

Joshua Tree National Park   jotr_education@nps.gov
9800 Black Rock Canyon Dr.
Yucca Valley CA 92284
7603673012
United States

https://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/education/guestspeakers.htm

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Joshua Tree National Park cover:

STEM
Sciences
Curriculum

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