Professional Development

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Geoscientist in Parks help prepares students to measure Joshua trees

NPS / Brad Sutton


Teacher Training

Desert Institute is the educational branch of Joshua Tree National Park Association. They offer a variety of field courses in natural science, cultural history, recreation, and the arts. Programs are taught by experienced instructors. Please see the Desert Institute's website for their current schedule of classes.

Rangers are available for teacher trainings in the park. Please email to request a teacher training.
Topics may include:
  • Citizen Science Projects
  • Cultural History
  • Current Issues in Park Management
  • General Park Knowledge
Other options for professional development in environmental education:

Last updated: October 25, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597


760 367-5500

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