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    Saguaro

    National Park Arizona

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  • Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity

    Due to fire activity and 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 »

  • Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment

    Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. More »

Curriculum Materials

Entrance

Entrance to Rincon Mountain District

NPS Photo

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?

Saguaro Blossoms

The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona. In early summer, the Tohono O’odham people come to Saguaro National Park to harvest the saguaro fruit.