Discover & Learn

MDLT strives to help everyone who lives, works, and plays in the California desert to embrace the significance of this magical landscape. Outreach & Public Engagement Activities Include: guided hikes, outdoor education, outreach at local fairs and festivals, lectures and workshops, signature programs & special events, and Reading the Landscape  for artists creating consciously in the desert.

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    Desert Defenders
    The Mojave Desert Land Trust launched its Desert Defenders campaign in response to a 2017 executive order instructing the Department of the Interior to review national monuments designated by the Antiquities Act. When our desert is under attack, we fight back.
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  • Desert Discovery Field Studies
    These after-school experiential learning labs focus on important environmental themes while providing a chance for students to safely explore and learn as citizen scientists. This immersive program helps students become inspired advocates for the desert they call home.
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    Reading the Landscape
    Artists have long played a role in telling the story of the Mojave -- but in telling one story, we must ensure we are not ending another.
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