The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park Offers Black Rock Symposium on Friday, March 17

“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.”

  • President Theodore Roosevelt

Tomorrow’s leaders need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges, and we must adequately prepare our young adults for the future they will inherit.  That requires a commitment to providing them with environmental education.


The Black Rock Symposium will have a panel of individuals who can lead us on this path inspiring young adults to find a career path in conservation and environmental action.

Come meet Frazier Haney of the Mojave Desert Land Trust,  Mariana McGuire of the Conservation Lands Foundation and Candice Weber, professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert.

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and Copper Mountain College, this symposium will be held at the Bell Center on the campus of Copper Mountain College on Friday, March 17, 7 pm – 8:30 pm.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Desert Institute at (760) 367-5535,, or visit

March 11-12  Desert Invertebrates:  Macro Photography & Microscopy Primer*
March 12 Joshua Tree Through the Lens (3 spaces left)
March 18 – 19  Biological Soil Crusts of Joshua Tree National Park*
    March 19  Photographing Wildflowers (2 spaces left)
March 19  Native American Plant Uses
March 25 Hike to Lost Horse Mine
March 25 – 26  Ecology of Joshua Tree National Park* (2 spaces left)
March 25 – 26  “How-To” Navigate with Map and Compass
March 26  Picture the Park in Black and White

*these courses earn college credit through UC Riverside Extension

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