Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler has announced that the park will partner with NatureBridge. NatureBridge, a nonprofit organization founded in 1971, and currently serving more than 30,000 students per year , creates youth-oriented residential educational programs in national parks. Hereabouts, it will focus on teaching youth about the wonder and science of the California desert and specifically about Joshua Tree National Park. They are currently partnered with Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California, as well as Olympic National Park in Washington and Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. For more information or to get involved in the initiative please contact Joshua Tree National Park, Chief of Interpretation and Education, Jennie Kish Albrinck at Jennie_Albrinck@nps.gov.