Use the website to help you explore Joshua Tree National Park! Find answers in the different sections under the “Learn About the Park” Tab located at the top left of the park homepage. Download the Digital Scavenger Hunt PDF here.
History and Culture
Before it was designated as a National Park, American Indians called Joshua Tree home. What three native peoples lived in the Southern California desert region?
What year did Joshua Tree become a federally protected area?
Who helped establish federal protection of Joshua Tree National Park?
Name two reasons she felt the need to protect this area:
Pick one animal from each of the following types and write one interesting fact you found about each:
How many plant species are found in Joshua Tree?
Draw a picture of a plant that grows in Joshua Tree National Park.
If you were going to name a plant after someone, what would you call it?
Nature: Natural Features and Ecosystems
What two distinct deserts can be found in Joshua Tree National Park?
Watch the short video under the “Geologic Formations” section and answer the following questions:
Nature: Science and Research
Check out one scientific study that is currently going on in the park! Write the name of the study here:
Plan Your Visit
Now it's time to plan your very own visit to Joshua Tree National Park! Find the following answers in the different sections under the “Plan Your Visit” tab located at the top left of the park homepage.
Check out our “Safety” page. It is an important page to research before exploring a new area. List two ways to keep you and your family can prepare and keep safe during a visit:
Draw a picture below of you and your family ready for your trip to the desert. Keep in mind things you would want to bring with you to make sure you are prepared.
One of the best ways to help protect National Parks is to share what we know about them with others. Think of someone you want to share your new Joshua Tree National Park knowledge with. Write their name below. you be curious about?
If you want to explore more, scroll to the bottom of the homepage and check out our other resources under “STAY CONNECTED.”
Last updated: April 13, 2020