Everyone’s invited to learn more about the history and ecosystems of this astounding place.
Here where the Mojave and Colorado desert ecosystems meet, Copper Mountain College offers activities and resources for all learners, researchers, and explorers. Bring your questions and your curiosity.
Meet the CMC Tortoises
Once more numerous, desert tortoises are losing their habitat to development and human activity. CMC set up a tortoise preserve and continuously monitors them for protection and conservation. Sponsor one (or all) of them to support conservation efforts. Gain a Toroise-Eye View
The Mojave Desert
Observe the beautiful landscapes of the Mojave Desert
Joshua Tree National Park
Discover the twisted and bristled Joshua trees near CMC.
What would the desert be without a tortoise or 16 on the tortoise preservation?
Located within the Mojave Desert, the Morongo Basin is what many plants and wildlife call home.
This area draws amateur astronomers and stargazers for the clear night skies.
Discover the Desert
The Desert Institute offers classes ranging from desert studies to survival skills.
Hi Desert Nature Museum
For 50+ years, the museum has dedicated itself to showing the culture and history of the area.
Sky’s the Limit
Check out this observatory in the Morongo Basin and view the largest objects in our solar system.
The Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation is dedicated to achieving water conservation goals in the Mojave Desert.
The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is dedicated to preserving the environment in the Morongo Basin since 1969.
The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is dedicated to exploring, preserving, and protecting the resources of the Big Morongo Canyon.
- Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency
- Boulder Community Gardens (local organization)
- Centre for Sustainable Living
- Desert Managers Group
- Joshua Basin Water District
- Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Centers
- Mojave Desert Ecosystem Program
- Mojave Desert Land Trust
- Mojave Desert Resource Conservation District
- Mojave Water Agency
- National Parks Conservation Association (in Joshua Tree)
- Summertree Institute