Joshua Tree National Park Association
October 17-18, 2020
Desert Invertebrates: A Macro Photography and Microscopy Primer
By Joshua Tree National Park Association

Event Overview

Participants will be introduced to the major groups of respectively macroscopic and microscopic invertebrates found in Southern California’s deserts, where and when to find them, and how to observe and identify them with the aid of online tools after taking digital macro photographs in the field (in the case of insects and other animals visible to the naked eye), or with the aid of a compound microscope in the lab (for smaller animals). The first part will include an outline of basic techniques for approaching and photographing different macro subjects with a compact camera or an interchangeable lens/SLR camera. In the second part we will demonstrate simple techniques for isolating microscopic invertebrates from different materials, how to transfer them to microscope slides and how to operate a compound microscope to observe them. Class size is limited, please sign up early!

Joshua Tree National Park Association

About Joshua Tree National Park Association

The Desert Institute offers classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, women’s programs, citizen science, and creative arts. All programs are taught by expert instructors who provide a personal and enjoyable learning experience on these educational adventures.

To register for this event email your details to desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

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When & Where

  • From:Oct 17, 2020,09:00 AM
  • To:Oct 18, 2020,04:00 PM
  • Location: Joshua Tree National Park

    74485 National Park Dr, 92277, Twentynine Palms, CA.

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