Who lives here?
- Grade Level:
- First Grade
- Biology: Animals, Wilderness, Wildlife Biology
- Group Size:
- Up to 24
- desert, animals, burrow, wildlife
OverviewOne of the most commonly seen animal homes in the Mojave Desert is a burrow. Animals that make their homes in burrows include ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, tortoises, tarantulas, burrowing owls, cottontail rabbits, and badgers just to name a few.
Jackrabbits do not burrow underground, but dig depressions under desert shrubs. Students will identify three animal homes.
Students will identify at least three needs of animals- food, water, shelter and space.
Objective(s)A trip to Lake Mead Alan Bible Visitor Center introduces students to animal life in the Mojave Desert. Experience interactive exhibits and explore the area around the visitor center for evidence of wildlife.