Palm Springs Tuesday Hike

Shannon Trail Loop

Oct 21, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Shannon Trail Loop Hike.  Take Highway 111 to Araby Drive in Palm Springs and proceed through the wash and park on the left side by the gate.  Interpretive hike rating is moderate and approximately 7 miles round trip.  Elevation gain of approximately 1,000 ft. RSVP: 760-862-9984 

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Thursday Morning Hike

National Monument Visitor Center

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday.

Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from October-December and provide wonderful opportunities to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert critters. Hike rating is easy to moderate, approximately 2-3 miles round trip.  Elevation gain approximately 100-500 ft.   Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per person. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat and sunscreen. Must be 14 years old or...

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Walking Class for Cancer Survivors at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center in Rancho Mirage

Lucy Curci Cancer Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center

Oct 24, 2014 - May 22, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Friday.

The Walking Class for Cancer Survivors will be held at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center on an Ongoing basis. Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for mind, body and soul, but sometimes taking that first step is the hardest. This class will include walking education, stretching and brisk walks and cool downs. Meets Fridays from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Speakers for this event include; Danielle...

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Navigating With Map and Compass

Oasis Visitor Center

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

Do you want the confidence to explore the desert and not get lost? Navigation specialist, Misha Askren will teach participants how to navigate using a map and compass in this two-day hands-on field class. Participants will learn the basics of topography, map reading, and the history of navigation during the Friday evening lecture and then spend all-day Saturday in the field. Misha will teach...

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Lichens of Joshua Tree National Park

Oasis Visitor Center

Oct 25, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Over 140 species of lichens occur in Joshua Tree National Park. Several species new to science have been recently discovered. However, these ubiquitous organisms are commonly overlooked.  This introductory class will give you a basic understanding of lichen biology and ecology in desert habitats. Kerry Knudsen, Curator of Lichens at the Herbarium of the University of California,...

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Saturday Morning Hike

Art Smith Trailhead

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.

Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from October-December and provide wonderful opportunities to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert critters. Hike rating is easy to moderate, approximately 2-3 miles round trip.  Elevation gain approximately 100-500 ft.   Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per person. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat and sunscreen. Must be 14 years old or...

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Journey to Artistry in Joshua Tree National Park

Black Rock Canyon Visitor Center

Oct 25, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Journey to Artistry in Joshua Tree National Park:  This workshop is designed to inspire creativity, self-esteem and personal empowerment for women of all ages. Participants will dive into a hands-on artistic experience in ways that are unexpected and thought provoking. The program will begin with a brief nature hike to appreciate the park, then you will combine powerful tools for self...

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Desert Survival

Oasis Visitor Center

Oct 26, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Donald Scriven will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. Donald will offer suggestions and strategies to manage...

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iNaturalist: Join the Society of 21st Century Naturalists

Oasis Visitor Center

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

iNaturalist:  In this weekend workshop you will join California Naturalist instructor Russ DiFiori for 2 days learning new ways to enrich your outdoor experience using the iNaturalist app and website.  iNaturalist is a global citizen science project that has become the Facebook of this generation of naturalist allowing anyone with photos of plants and animals  to post...

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Hike 4 Education

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area

Nov 2, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Desert Sands Educational Foundation will hold its 2nd annual fundraising hike event at Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta, hosted by Riverside County Regional Parks & Open-Space District. Hike 4 Education will raise funds to support much needed additional technology in the classroom. Participants can choose to hike 5 or 10 miles or take the family-friendly 3 mile route around Lake Cahuilla --...

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