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2017-12-10 Explore Coxcomb Inner Basin
Single 07:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Explore a little visited region of the park, the Coxcomb Mountains are located 39 miles east of Twentynine Palms. The inner basin of the Coxcomb Mo...

$35 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $45 non members

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2017-12-09 Capturing the Nuances of Joshua Tree National Park: Making Memorable Images
Single 09:00AM - 04:30PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Fall and early winter is a great time to explore the nuances of the varying landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park. The raking late fall/early win...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

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2017-11-18 Pine Needle Basketry
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

The craft of coiled basketry is practiced world wide using a variety of natural and man-made materials. Kathi Klopfenstein will teach you one of ma...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member $120 non member

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2017-11-11 Summit Lela Peak
Single 07:30AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

This strenuous, five mile round trip hike leads to the top of the seldom-visited Lela Peak, elevation 4734 feet. Lela is the highpoint of the north...

$35 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $45 non members

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2017-11-04 Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape* (Geosciences x460.4, 1 unit)
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with Tor Lacy, professor of Geology at Cerritos College. S...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member $120 non member

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2017-11-03 Fine Art Photography in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 07:00PM - 09:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park and connect with the enchantment to be found there. This course features the relations...

$150 JTNPA/PINE member $160 non member

2017-09-16 Night Sky Photography
Single 01:00PM - 10:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

If you enjoy photography and are fascinated by the desert night sky, this three-session, hands-on workshop is for you! Dennis Mammana will teach pa...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member $120 non members

2017-08-19 Keys Ranch Night Sky Photography Workshop
Single 06:15PM - 01:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Most photographers put their camera away after sunset but today’s digital camera technology makes it easier than ever for photographers to take pho...

$150 JTNPA/PINE member $160 non member

2017-05-20 Keys Ranch Night Sky Photography Workshop
Single 06:15PM - 01:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Most photographers put their camera away after sunset but today’s digital camera technology makes it easier than ever for photographers to take pho...

$150 JTNPA/PINE member $160 non member

2017-05-20 Desert Night Sky: Planets to Galaxies
Single 02:00PM - 10:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Warm May nights are a perfect time to experience the newly emerging spring night sky. The brilliant stars of winter have sunk beneath the horizon a...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

2017-04-15 Hike to Desert Queen Mine
Single 08:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

The Desert Queen Mine hike is designed for people who want to know more about Joshua Tree, but were reluctant to ask. Yes, it’s vast with many aspe...

$35 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $45 non members

2017-04-08 Wildflower Wanderings
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturate your senses with the beauty of a wildflower bloom in Joshua Tree National Park. Desert Naturalist, Darrell Shade will lead this all-day fi...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

2017-04-01 iPhone & Compact Camera Macro Phot
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Spring is a good time to get intimate with the landscape. As the flora unfurls from a winter’s nap and the expressive skies loom over the expansive...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non members

2017-03-26 Picture the Park in Black and White
Single 08:30AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

There was a time when black and white photography was all we had. Though color has brought us incredible opportunities that would have been envied ...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

2017-03-25 Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park
Single 08:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Join Allan Schoenherr, Ph.D. and author of A Natural History of California, to learn about the desert environment and the unique plants and animals...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member, $120 non member Credit Fee: $210 JTNPA/PINE member, $220 non member

2017-03-18 Wildflower Wanderings
Single 08:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturate your senses with the beauty of a wildflower bloom in Joshua Tree National Park. Desert Naturalist, Darrell Shade will lead this all-day fi...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

2017-03-18 Biological Soil Crusts of Joshua Tree National Park
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

The desert floor may look like dirt and sand but it is full of living microscopic organisms vital to the park’s ecosystem. Many of these organisms ...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member, $120 non member Credit Fee: $160 JTNPA/PINE member, $170 non member

2017-03-11 Desert Invertebrates: Macro Photography and Microscopy Primer
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Participants will be introduced to the major groups of respectively macroscopic and microscopic invertebrates found in Southern California’s desert...

$135 JTNPA/PINE member $145 non member Credit Fee: $210 JTNPA/PINE member $220 non member

2017-03-04 Intaglios of the Colorado River
Single 07:30AM - 06:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Intaglios or large figures laid out on the ground are one of the unsolved mysteries of modern Archaeology. Officially classified as a form of rock ...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

2017-03-03 Fine Art Photography in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 07:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park and connect with the enchantment to be found there. The content of this workshop will ...

$160 JTNPA/PINE member $170 non member

2016-12-25 Explore Ruby Lee Mill
Single 07:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Tucked away in the remote Hexie Mountains is an old mining related mill site known as the Ruby Lee. Long abandoned and infrequently visited, this m...

$35 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $45 non members

2016-12-24 Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree National Park
Single 06:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Learn the geologic story of tectonic plates, magma, and time that formed the building blocks of Joshua Tree National Park. Pellenbarg will explain ...

$135 JTNPA/PINE member $145 non member Credit Fee: $210 JTNPA/PINE member $220 non member

2017-02-18 Pine Needle Basketry
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

The craft of coiled basketry is practiced world-wide using a variety of natural and man-made materials. Kathi Klopfenstein will teach you one of ma...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member $120 non member

2016-11-12 Pine Needle Basketry
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

November 12 - 13, 2016 Pine Needle Basketry The craft of coiled basketry is practiced world-wide using a variety of natural and man-made materi...

$110 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $120 non members

2016-11-18 Fine Art Photography in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 07:00PM - 09:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20, 2016 Fine Art Photography in Joshua Tree National Park 29 Palms, CA– Immerse yourself in the wonders...

$160 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $170 non members

2016-11-05 Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape
Single 08:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturday, November 5 – Sunday, November 6, 2016 Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape Twentynine Palms, CA – Investigate the natural arc...

$110 for JTNPA/PINE members, $120 non members

2016-11-05 Keys Ranch Nightscape Photography Workshop
Single 07:00PM - 02:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturday, Nov. 5, – Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 Keys Ranch Nightscape Photography Workshop Twentynine Palms, CA – Most photographers put their camera a...

$150 for JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $160 non members

2016-10-29 Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30, 2016 Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park Twentynine Palms, CA – Discover the ancient peoples who...

$110 for JTNPA/PINE members, $120 non members

2016-10-15 Picture the Park in Black & White
Single 08:30AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturday, October 15, 2016 Picture the Park in Black and White (new class) 29 Palms, CA - There was a time when black and white photography was a...

$60 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $70 non members

2016-10-01 Discover Pine City
Single 08:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Discover Pine City This hike is just the hike for those still a little intimidated by Joshua Tree’s vastness: easy, i...

$35 for JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $45 non members

2016-10-01 Keys Ranch Nightscape Photography Workshop
Single 07:00PM - 02:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturday, Oct. 1, – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 Keys Ranch Nightscape Photography Workshop Twentynine Palms, CA – Most photographers put their camera a...

$150 for JTNPA/PINE/OSHER members/ $160 non members

2016-09-24 Night Sky Photography
Single 01:00PM - 10:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 25, 2016 Night Sky Photography Twentynine Palms, CA – If you enjoy photography and are fascinated by th...

$110 for JTNPA/PINE members, $120 nonmembers

2015-03-22 Creative SmartPhone Photography in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Come learn how to take better photographs with your cellphone camera in a new course offered by the Desert Institute. Professional photographer and...

$60 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER member $70 non member

2012-10-13 Native American Style Pottery
Weekly Starting on: 2012-10-13 Ending on: 2012-10-22 10:00AM - 03:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Native American Style Pottery Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, October 20, 9 am – 2 pm Meet at: Oasis Visitor Center ...

$110/100

2012-10-20 Night Sky Photography
Single 01:00PM - 09:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

If you enjoy photography and are fascinated by the desert night sky, this two-day hands-on workshop is for you! Noted sky photographer Dennis Mamma...

110.00

2013-03-16 Volunteers Needed for ‘Hold the Mustard’ Campaign
Weekly Starting on: 2013-03-16 Ending on: 2013-04-04 08:00AM - 01:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park is seeking volunteers to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Jos...

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2013-02-24 Basic Desert Survival
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National P...

$50 for JTNPA or PINE members, $60 for non members

2012-12-02 Advanced Desert Survival
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

This all-day field class goes beyond mere survival and delves into long-term skills used by the indigenous cultures of the Southwest. Jeff Martin, ...

$60/50

2012-12-01 Basic Desert Survival
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

– Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National...

$60/50

2012-10-05 GPS Navigation Techniques
Single 06:00PM - 09:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Learn how to use your Global Positioning System (GPS) device with David Pylman, navigation specialist, in the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree National...

85.00

2012-09-21 Basic Map and Compass
Single 06:00PM - 09:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Do you want the confidence to explore the desert and not get lost? Navigation specialist, Theresa (Tee) Walsh will teach participants how to navig...

85.00

2012-10-07 Advanced GPS Navigation Techniques
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Work with software tools to learn how to load maps and waypoints, create a trip route and download it to a GPS. Learn to integrate mapping softwar...

60.00

2012-08-21 Biological Soil Crusts
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

The desert floor may look like dirt and sand but it is full of living organisms vital to Joshua Tree National Park’s ecosystem. Nicole Pietrasiak, ...

60.00

2012-09-21 Basic Map and Compass
Single 06:00PM - 09:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park, July 19, 2012 - The Desert Institute presents its outdoor adult weekend field classes for September 2012. Come to Joshua...

$86-75

2012-09-22 Basic Map and Compass
Single 08:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park, July 19, 2012 - The Desert Institute presents its outdoor adult weekend field classes for September 2012. Come to Joshua...

$85-75

2015-03-06 Fine Art Photography in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 05:00AM - 09:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park and connect with the enchantment to be found there. The content of this workshop will...

$150 JTNPA/PINE member $160 non member

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2014-12-27 The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You: SmartPhone Photography
Single 08:00AM - 06:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

SmartPhone Photography: Come learn how to take better photographs with your cellphone camera, or point and shoot camera, in a new course offered by...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

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2014-11-08 Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape* (Geosciences x460.4, 1 unit)
Single 08:00AM - 12:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with D. D. Trent, co-author of Joshua Tree National Park G...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member, $120 non member Credit Fee: $160 JTNPA/PINE member, $170 non member

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2014-11-08 The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You: SmartPhone Photography
Single 08:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

SmartPhone Photography: Come learn how to take better photographs with your cellphone camera, or point and shoot camera, in a new course offered b...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

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2014-10-25 Lichens of Joshua Tree National Park
Single 08:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Over 140 species of lichens occur in Joshua Tree National Park. Several species new to science have been recently discovered. However, these ubiqui...

$60 JTNPA/PINE member $70 non member

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2014-10-24 Navigating With Map and Compass
Weekly Starting on: 2014-10-24 Ending on: 2014-10-25 06:00PM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Do you want the confidence to explore the desert and not get lost? Navigation specialist, Misha Askren will teach participants how to navigate usin...

$75 JTNPA/PINE member $85 non member

2014-02-28 Navigating with Map and Compass
Single 06:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Do you want the confidence to explore the desert and not get lost? Thomas Coyne will teach participants how to navigate using a map and compass in ...

$85 non members, $75 members

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2013-05-11 Desert Night Sky: Planets to Galaxies
Single 02:00PM - 10:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Warm May nights are a perfect time to experience the newly emerging spring night sky. The brilliant stars of winter have sunk beneath the horizon a...

$50 for JTNPA or PINE members, $60 for non members

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2013-03-16 Volcanoes in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s fantastic volcanic geology with Richard Hazlett, co-author of Joshua...

$50 for JTNPA or PINE members, $60 for non members

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2013-03-23 Native American Culture
Single 09:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Don’t miss this chance to hear about what it being done to preserve and revitalize Native American cultures. Phil Klasky, professor of American Ind...

$100 for JTNPA or PINE members, $110 for non members

2012-10-06 Biological Soil Crusts
Single 09:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park, September 10, 2012 - The Desert Institute presents its outdoor adult weekend field classes for October 2012. Come to Jos...

$60/50

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2014-09-19 Fine Art Photography in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 07:00PM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Fine Art Photography in Joshua Tree National Park: Immerse yourself in the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park and connect with the enchantment t...

$160 JTNPA/PINE member $170 non member

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2013-04-21 Wildflower Wanderings (Later Season Flora)
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturate your senses with the beauty of a wildflower bloom in Joshua Tree National Park. Desert Naturalist, Darrell Shade will lead this all-day fi...

$50 for JTNPA or PINE members, $60 for non members

2012-10-14 Archaeology of Joshua Tree National Park
Single 09:00AM - 04:30PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Joshua Tree National Park, September 10, 2012 - The Desert Institute presents its outdoor adult weekend field classes for October 2012. Come to Jos...

$160-100

2012-08-11 Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing at the Park!
Single 08:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Park to Open Ryan Campground for Perseid Meteor Showers Joshua Tree National Park will reopen Ryan Campground during the nights of Augus...

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2014-10-26 Desert Survival
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National P...

$60 member, $70 non member

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2013-04-20 Night Sky Photography
Single 01:30PM - 12:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

If you enjoy photography and are fascinated by the desert night sky, this two-day hands-on workshop is for you! Dennis Mammana will teach participa...

$100 for JTNPA or PINE members, $110 for non members

2014-12-27 Desert Survival
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National P...

$60 member, $70 non member

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2013-03-23 Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park
Single 08:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Join Allan Schoenherr, Ph.D. and author of A Natural History of California, to learn about the desert environment and the unique plants and animals...

$100 for JTNPA or PINE members, $110 for non members

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2013-02-24 Wildflower Wanderings (Early Season Flora)
Single 09:00AM - 04:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Saturate your senses with the beauty of a wildflower bloom in Joshua Tree National Park. Desert Naturalist, Darrell Shade will lead this all-day fi...

$50 for JTNPA or PINE members, $60 for non members

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2013-04-13 Walk Lucky Boy Vista to Split Rock
Single 08:00AM - 02:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Join naturalist, Pat Flanagan, in this easy half-day walk which follows the old road leading to the Elton Mine and vistas beyond. Students will ca...

$40 for JTNPA or PINE members, $50 for non members

2012-10-13 Archaeology in Joshua Tree National Park
Single 08:30AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Discover the ancient peoples who were defined by the arid landscape of what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Anthropologists Joan Schneider, Ph.D....

110.00

2014-02-22 Explore Queen Mountain
Single 08:00AM - 05:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Queen Mountain lies off the beaten path waiting for those who desire adventure. Mark Wheeler will discuss the ecology, geology, and cultural histor...

$60 non members, $50 members

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2014-11-01 Night Sky Photography
Single 01:00PM - 12:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

If you enjoy photography and are fascinated by the desert night sky, this two-day hands-on workshop is for you! Dennis Mammana will teach participa...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member $120 non members

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2014-11-01 iNaturalist: Join the Society of 21st Century Naturalists
Single 08:30AM - 12:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

iNaturalist: In this weekend workshop you will join California Naturalist instructor Russ DiFiori for 2 days learning new ways to enrich your outd...

$110 JTNPA/PINE member $120 non member

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2013-02-15 Basic Map and Compass
Single 06:00PM , Oasis Visitor Center

Do you want the confidence to explore the desert and not get lost? Navigation specialist, Thomas Coyne will teach participants how to navigate usin...

$75 for JTNPA or PINE members, $85 for non members

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2013-02-23 Explore Stubbe Spring
Single 08:00AM , Oasis Visitor Center

Discover this newly designated trail in Joshua Tree National Park with desert naturalist Mark Wheeler. This trail offers a beautiful, quiet wilder...

$50 for JTNPA or PINE members, $60 for non members