Participants explore four stations to compare different plant adaptations in desert and riparian environments, as well as plants and animals adapted to nighttime activities.
|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!|
National Park Service Educator Resources
How Plants Cope with the Desert Climate
What are the Special Adaptations of Desert Plants?
|Originating Source||National Park Service (nps.gov)|
[Suggest a book]
Desert Plants by Catherine A. Welch
Sonoran Desert Plants: An Ecological Atlas by Raymond M. Turner, Janice Emily Bowers, and Tony L. Burgess
Desert by Fleur Star
Home: Native People in the Southwest by Ann E Marshall, Ofelia Zepeda, and Heard Museum |[nl] Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country by David B Williams and Gloria Brown
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Michael J Caduto
Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children by Michael J Caduto and Joseph Bruchac