Joshua Tree National Park Association

Desert Institute

June 2024

Want $10 off Desert Institute classes?

An impressive rock formation in Joshua Tree National Park. Picture by NPS/Kurt Moses
Saturday June 1
Common Minerals and Rocks of Joshua Tree National Park with Alessandro Grippo
10:00am - 3:00pm in Joshua Tree National Park

Embark on an exhilarating journey through the geological wonders of Joshua Tree National Park! We will begin our quest by delving into the fundamentals of geology, unraveling the mysteries of tectonic plate boundaries and igneous rock formations. But that’s just the beginning—brace yourself for an immersive experience as we venture into the heart of the park’s iconic landscape.

Seminar/Field Class
All levels welcome!
The Milky Way above a large rock formation in Joshua Tree National Park. Picture by Jon Norris
Saturday June 1
Dark Sky Photography with Jon Norris
6:00pm - 12:00am at Cap Rock

Develop new skills while learning how to scout and plan interesting astrophotography images, shoot a timelapse to capture star trails, and how to capture the Milky Way best. This dark sky workshop will follow a series of practical lessons but will be a relaxed environment in which you can set your own pace. 

Workshop/Field Class
All levels welcome!
June Activities – Joshua Tree National Park Association
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