Several of our docents are available for outreach programs to schools, scouts, and other groups (including adults. Please call to reserve one of our programs. We are willing to develop a new Chihuahuan Desert program if we have enough time.
Students will determine the species and diet of Chihuahuan Desert birds by examining the function and shapes of "human" tools that replicate bird bills and compare them to pictures of birds. Suitable for 4th grade and up
Students will examine the skull's teeth of various mammals to determine if an animal is an herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. A power point is avalible on line (see----) Suitable for 4th grade and up.
Students will determine which Chihuahuan Desert mammal killed the rabbit using the animals' physical and behavioral adaptations. Suitable for 3rd grade and up.
Students will view a power point to learn some facts and the importance of Mexican Grey Wolves. They will also examine a skull to understand the adaptations of wolves. Suitable for 1st grade and up. We have two different power points for younger and older viewers.
Students will view a power point about Food Chains or Food Webs and then using picures and a booklet about plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert will make food chains or food webs. Suitable for 3rd grade and up.
Students will become aware of why some plants and animals are threatened or endangered and learn about the endangered animals housed at the Living Desert. This program uses a power point. Suitable for 3rd grade and up.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Update: February 25, 2021
We are now open seven days a week to all visitors.