Institutes and Field Schools

Zzyzx Desert Studies Center
Zzyzx Desert Studies Center

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Zzyzx Desert Studies Center

Participate in professional development through extended education courses offered at Zzyzx Desert Studies Center, a field station of the California State University (CSU) located among a haven of natural ponds, dry lakes, and foothills within Mojave National Preserve.


Desert Discovery Center

At this community-managed environmental education center in Barstow, California, students participate in a variety of hands-on learning activities without having to travel a long distance. Conveniently located for school groups based in Barstow and the Victor Valley, California. The DDC also leads day and overnight field trips to Mojave National Preserve. For more information, click here

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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2701 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311


(760) 252-6100

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