• Sunset at Lake Mead's Boulder Basin

    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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  • I-15 REOPENED, LAKE MEAD ENTRANCE FEES TO RESUME SUNDAY

    The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »

  • Important Notice to Mariners

    Lake Mead water elevations will be declining throughout the summer. Before launching, check lake levels, launch ramp conditions, changes to Aids to Navigation and weather conditions by clicking on More »

  • Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage

    Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »

Lesson Plans

Classroom Materials
We are not offering ranger-led classroom programs at this time. You can still access our program materials through this web page and use this information for your own purpose.

1st grade
Who Lives Here
Subject: Variety of Mojave Desert animals
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

2nd grade
Food for Life
Subject: Food chain
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

3rd grade
Natures Neighborhoods
Subject: Communities that make up desert habitat
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

4th grade
Stories in Stone
Subject: Formation of rocks
Download: program outline
Download: pre-site activity
Download: post-site activity

5th grade
Variety is the Spice of Life
Subject: Diverse population of plant and animal life
Download: program

Water Safety
Download: Water Safety Programs

Learn NPS
If you are a teacher searching for classroom materials or a student doing research, you'll find curriculum and a host of other fun and educational media created by the National Park Service and our partners.
Link to info: www.nps.gov/learn/home.htm



Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.