Additional Education Resources

Flowering Plants of Lake Mead (Out of Print) James s. Holland and Russell K. Grater Southwest Parks and Monuments Association-Popular Series #23 ISBN 0-911408-49-5.

This out-of-print publication is a good introduction to common plants of Lake Mead, as well as information about different plant communities and plant adaptations.

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Snakes, Lizards and Turtles of the Lake Mead Region WNPA publication Russell K. Grater Southwest Parks and Monuments Association 1981 ISBN 0-911408-58-4.

This publication is a good way to get started on basic information about some common reptiles of the area.

A Synthesis of Aquatic Science for Management of Lakes Mead and Mohave USGS Circular 1381 US Geological Survey 2012

This publication provides a concise summary of science on the lakes related to water, wildlife, and recreation and is a very good resource for secondary and post-secondary teachers.

Connecting You with the Mojave Desert

This film is for teachers to show to their students in preparation for a ranger led field trip. It covers what to expect, what to wear, and basic field trip safety.

Shifting Sands: Climate Change in the Mojave

This film is a very good resource for secondary and post-secondary teachers relating to climate change issues in southwest desert national parks. This is a very good resource for secondary and post-secondary teachers.

Managing Our Desert

This film is a good way to get to know Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the project work relating to challenges facing wildlife and plant management issues. This is a very good resource for secondary and post-secondary teachers.

Field Trip Notebook

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This notebook can be used in a variety of settings, both on a field trip to Lake Mead, as well as in the classroom or school yard. It was designed for elementary students, but has been used for older students, as well.

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Mojave Desert Discovery

This is a resource guide about the Mojave Desert ecosystem for teachers of upper elementary students.

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Mojave Desert Issues

This is a secondary school curriculum that helps develop critical thinking skills by looking at issues that national parks are facing.

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Our Living Desert

This version of "Our Living Desert" has been rewritten and updated with photographs compiled from the National Park Service Database at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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