This two-day workshop will explore the natural history of Joshua trees and their plant communities. The workshop will train attendees to conduct community science fieldwork on research being conducted within Joshua Tree National Park. Speakers will include Cameron Barrows, Chris Smith, Todd Esque and others.

The workshop and community science fieldwork will directly contribute to data on existing Joshua tree sites, their health, their age, associated plant communities and migration trends. Participants will leave with newfound knowledge of these unique species and understanding of the intricate fragility of desert ecosystems.

Attendance is free but limited. Online Registration is required at JT Workshop Registration.

Saturday, November 4, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm & Sunday, November 5, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Black Rock Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd, Yucca Valley, CA

Attendance is limited, please RSVP. FREE admission.

Contact: Kevin Wong, Program Coordinator, Desert Institute – (760) 267-5535

Sponsored by the Desert Institute, California Native Plant SocietyJoshua Tree Genome ProjectUC Riverside Center for Conservation BiologyUC Riverside Sweeney Granite Mountains Research CenterUSGS Western Ecological Research Center and Joshua Tree National Park.

This event is featured as part of a series of California Desert Centennial Celebrations, honoring 100 years of the National Park Service, and raising awareness for the next 100 years of all of our public lands. For more events visit