Jr Ranger Night Explorers

As a homeschooling family, we have really come to love the Junior Ranger ProgramĀ run by the National Park Service. This trip theĀ girls earned their Night Explorer patches. It was interesting to learn that Joshua Tree was recently designated as a Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. The girls learned about astronomy, the effects of light pollution, and we even tried our hand in some astrophotography.