• Sunrise at the Cholla Cactus Garden

    Joshua Tree

    National Park California

Lesson Plans

For Secondary Students

Desert Water introduces students to water availability in and around Joshua Tree National Park. Students explore groundwater issues and how water basins are connected in this region of the desert. The lesson involves science, math, and social science standards.

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Did You Know?

Fault map of the park

Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...