Joshua Tree National Park Association

September Activities

Field Classes
Date
Activity Leader(s)
Activity
September 14
Sarah Witt
Benny Lopez
Sunset Hike at Barker Dam

Join the Desert Institute team every Thursday for an easy sunset hike around Barker Dam. This is a perfect way to end your day (away from the crowds at Key‘s View) before settling into your campsite for an evening of stargazing. This is a public program and advanced registration is required. Learn more…

September 15
Joe Zarki
Butterflies of Joshua Tree National Park: An Appreciation

Get to know the basics of butterfly biology and ecology in this introductory classroom presentation. An optional field observation will take place in October, date and location TBD. Learn more…

September 15
Jon Norris
Dark Sky Photography

Enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park night sky during this five-hour evening workshop where you’ll learn how to scout and plan interesting astrophotography images, shoot a timelapse to capture star trails, and how to best capture the Milky Way.
Learn more…

September 16
Scott Heacox
Ants: The Unsung Heroes of the Desert

Ants are the unsung–and often misunderstood–heroes of the desert world. Learn all about these important players in our desert landscape! Learn more…

September 16
Jon Norris
Dark Sky Photography

Enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park night sky during this five-hour evening workshop where you’ll learn how to scout and plan interesting astrophotography images, shoot a timelapse to capture star trails, and how to best capture the Milky Way.
Learn more…

September 17
Candice Weber
How to Identify Animal Burrows

Ground holes, elevated holes, divots, mounds…learn all about which animals make and inhabit holes found all over the desert! Learn more…

September 19, 23-24
Kurt Leuschner
Insects and Arthropods of the Morongo Basin

Explore the lives of the largest group of animals in the world through a study of insect anatomy, survival traits, habitats, and behaviors. Participants will learn to identify and distinguish insects from other arthropods and practice their skills in the field.
Learn more…

September 21
Sarah Witt
Benny Lopez
Sunset Hike at Barker Dam

Join the Desert Institute team every Thursday for an easy sunset hike around Barker Dam. This is a perfect way to end your day (away from the crowds at Key‘s View) before settling into your campsite for an evening of stargazing. This is a public program and advanced registration is required. Learn more…

September 22
Cindi Anderson
Landscapes of the Soul: An In-Field Writer's Workshop for Everyone

Explore the symbolism and mythological meaning of the desert landscape in this writing workshop, no experience required! Learn more…

September 23
Casey Kiernan
Light Painting Photography in Joshua Tree

Learn light-painting photography while enjoying the night sky in Joshua Tree National Park. Learn more…

September 24
Sarah Witt
Hiking 101: Everything You Need to Know to Start Walking in the Wildernes

Want to get out and hike but you’re not sure how to and what you need? Join this short seminar to learn all of the basics! Learn more…

September 24
Amanda B'Hymer
Gentle Hatha Flow & Yoga Nidra

The course includes introduction of Gentle Hatha Yoga postures linked with breath and Yoga Nidra meditation practices that lead to empowered well-being. Learn more…

September 29-October 1
Kurt Leuschner
Birds of the Mojave

Spend a weekend at Desert Studies Center studying migrant and resident birds as they migrate south for the winter. Learn more…

September 28
Sarah Witt
Benny Lopez
Sunset Hike at Barker Dam

Join the Desert Institute team every Thursday for an easy sunset hike around Barker Dam. This is a perfect way to end your day (away from the crowds at Key‘s View) before settling into your campsite for an evening of stargazing. This is a public program and advanced registration is required. Learn more…

September 29
Paisley Ramstead
Snakes of Joshua Tree National Park

Learn about the fascinating and diverse snakes that can be found throughout Joshua Tree National Park, and even in your own backyard. Learn more…

September Activities – Joshua Tree National Park Association
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