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Plant Adaptations

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Participants explore four stations to compare different plant adaptations in desert and riparian environments, as well as plants and animals adapted to nighttime activities.

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Hints for uses in your library After learning about desert plant adaptations, invite patrons to draw or create a sculpture of their own imaginary plant with three adaptations to help it survive in the desert!
Related Links National Park Service Educator Resources
How Plants Cope with the Desert Climate
What are the Special Adaptations of Desert Plants?
H2O, The Molecule That Made Us
Originating Source National Park Service (nps.gov)
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Plant Adaptations

Plant Adaptations

Participants explore four stations to compare different plant adaptations in desert and riparian environments, as well as plants and animals adapted to nighttime activities.