Supporting preservation, scientific research and education at Joshua Tree National Park since 1962. As the park's primary non-profit partner, the association operates four Visitor Center bookstores that are often the first stop for visitors from around the world; offering a field institute with classes taught by experts in natural sciences, cultural history and the arts; and raising funds for the park through public events and a membership program.
Learn the secrets of Joshua Tree National Park in an all-day field class with a desert naturalist. Groups will explore the unique landscape of the park focusing on an area of interest to them. Common topics to be covered are geology, cultural history, flora, and ecology found in the vast valleys, rock mazes, desert cactus gardens and Joshua Tree forests. Most programs cover eight miles at a moderate pace with uneven terrain and moderate elevation gain.