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Natural Science Opportunities in our Area

Ancient Mojave

Ancient Mojave River watershed studies of Pleistocene and Holocene epochs. Link to Ancient Mojave Project

The Summer Tree Institute

The SummerTree Institute provides new and refreshing viewpoints toward our environment Link to Summer Tree Institute

Joshua Tree National Park

Two Desert ecosystems, Mojave and Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. Link to Joshua tree National Park

Forests, Preservation and Star-gazing

SB National Forest

The San Bernardino National Forest is a United States National Forest in Southern California. Link to San Bernardino Nat Forest

The Living Desert Reserve

The Living Desert’s mission is desert conservation through preservation. Link to Living Desert

Sky's The Limit

Celestial learning opportunities for the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. Link to Sky's the Limit

Preserves and Monuments

Big Morongo Preserve

Nestled in the Little San Bernardino Mountains of Sand to Snow National Monument. Link to Big Morongo Preserve

Whitewater Preserve

2,851 acres surrounded by the Bureau of Land Management’s San Gorgonio Wilderness. Link to Whitewater Preserve

Sand to Snow National Monument

Over 100,000 acres of the national monument are within the San Gorgonio Wilderness area. Link to Sand to Snow Monument

Gardens and Museums

Moorten Botanical Garden

Incredible gardens created by Chester Moorten, one of silent film’s original Keystone Kops. Link to Botanical Garden

Hi-Desert Nature Museum

Yucca Valley Community Center Complex 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley Link to Hi-Desert Nature Museum

San Bernardino County Museum

We promote and celebrate the rich complexity of our region’s past, present, and future. Link to San Bernardino County Museum

History and Land Trust

29 Palms Historical Society

Incredible gardens created by Chester Moorten, one of silent film’s original Keystone Kops. Link to 29 Palms Historical Society

Morongo Basin Conservation

MBCA advocates for the healthy desert environment and the region's rural character. Link to Morongo Basin Conservation

Mojave Desert Land Trust

Our mission is to protect the Mojave Desert ecosystem and its scenic and cultural resources. Link to Mojave Desert Land Trust