National Park Week at Joshua Tree National Park

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Date: April 14, 2015
Contact: George Land, 760 367 5507

Join Joshua Tree National Park in celebrating National Park Week, this April 18th-26th with special celebrations for kids on National Junior Ranger Day, April 25th. Help kids "Find Your Cool in the Desert: Explore, Learn, Protect" by visiting Joshua Tree National Park for lots of fun and adventure with a host of ranger programs for the entire family. Be sure to pick up your "Find Your Cool in the Desert" card at any of the visitor centers to help plan for the day.

9:00am "I Speak for the Trees" at Echo T Parking lot 
9:00am The Sound of the Desert with Arizona State University Listening Project at Barker Dam 
10:00am Patio Talks Cottonwood Visitor Center, Joshua Tree Visitor Center, Oasis Visitor Center 
10:00am Cholla Cactus Garden 
10:00am Barker Dam Hike 
10:00am - 12:00pm Meet the Rangers 
  • Law Enforcement Rangers at Cap Rock 
  • Maintenance Rangers at Oasis Visitor Center 
  • Fire Fighter Rangers at Black Rock Park 
  • Nursery Rangers at Park Nursery at Oasis Visitor Center 
1:00pm Oasis Walk 
1:00pm - 3:00 pm Meet the Rangers 
  • Law Enforcement Rangers at Cap Rock 
  • Maintenance Rangers at Oasis Visitor Center 
  • Fire Fighter Rangers at Black Rock Park
  • Nursery Rangers at Park Nursery at Oasis Visitor Center 
1:00pm - 4:00pm Wilderness Jr. Ranger Program at Oasis Visitor Center 
1:00pm - 4:00pm Paleontology Jr. Ranger Program at Joshua Tree Visitor Center 
2:00pm Story Time with a Ranger at Joshua Tree Visitor Center 
2:00pm "In the Shadow of the Mountain" Hike at Turkey Flats Backcountry Board 
8:00pm evening programs at Cottonwood, Indian Cove, Jumbo Rocks, and Black Rock Campgrounds 
  • Stories in the Stars - Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater 
  • Room to Roam: Exploring the Value of Wilderness in Joshua Tree National Park - Jumbo Rocks Campground 
  • Discover the Ancient Giants of Joshua Tree National Park - Indian Cove Campground Amphitheater 
  • The Listen Project: Encouraging Environmental Stewardship through Acoustic Ecology and Sonic Awareness in American Southwest Deserts - Black Rock Nature Center 
Be sure you get the ranger's signature at each event you attend on your Junior Ranger Day; you can pick up "Find Your Cool in the Desert" card at any of the visitor centers or activity spots. 

Come out and Find your Park and "Find Your Cool in the Desert" at Joshua Tree National Park. 

For more information see www.nps.gov/jotr, or follow us on Twitter @JoshuaTreeNP and on Facebook and Instagram at Joshua Tree NPS 



Last updated: April 14, 2015

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