Plan A Field Trip
Joshua Tree National Park provides the perfect outdoor setting to enhance classroom-based learning. You can visit on your own or have a ranger join you for an outdoor education program. All ranger-led education programs are curriculum-based (California State Education Standards) and free of charge.
Ranger-led Field Trips
Follow the steps outlined below to schedule a ranger-led field trip to Joshua Tree.
1. Select a Program
Joshua Tree National Park rangers offer in-park programs. Program lengths vary. Programs must be scheduled one month prior to date presented. Programs dates are on a first come, first served basis. Once a program date is confirmed, it cannot be changed.
Downloadable Program List (686 kB Microsoft Word document)
2. Submit a Reservation Request Form
Download, completely fill out, and return via email or standard mail.
Things to keep in mind while filling out this form:
Field Trip Reservation Request Form (73 kB Microsoft Word document)
You may also choose to submit a Transportation Funding Request Form (71 kB Microsoft Word document). At this time transportation funding is not available. We encourage teachers to seek alternate funding sources.
3. Receive Confirmation
Once we receive your request form, we'll add you to our calendar and send you a confirmation email that includes pre- and post-visit activities, as well as important information about your field trip. You can also browse lesson plans and activity materials on this site.
4. Prepare Your Class
Our rangers are committed to giving your class a fun, engaging experience and we also need a commitment from YOU, our school partners, for success:
With your assistance, we're certain your field trip will be a memorable and educational event for all of your students!
Self-guided Field Trips
Academic fee waivers are available for groups that choose to take a self-guided trip to Joshua Tree National Park.