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  • Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Deer Head Fire

    For the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »

Curriculum Materials

Entrance

Entrance to Rincon Mountain District

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Developed in conjunction with the Saguaro National Park BioBlitz celebration, the Electronic Field Trip consists of:

  • 5 on-line GAMES that allow students to explore the plant and animal life of Saguaro National Park in fun and engaging ways;

  • 5 coordinated LESSON plans that tie in to the themes of the Games and act as classroom extensions -- each plan offers suggestions for in-class and outdoor activities that you can do in your school;

  • a 50-minute video SHOW that was produced live at the BioBlitz and takes students to areas all over the park to explore its many environments.

Saguaro National Park Electronic Field Trip

Did You Know?

Javelina

"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are descended from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.