Who Lives Here?
- Grade Level:
- Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
One 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.
A trip to Lake Mead Alan Bible Visitor Center introduces students to animal life in the Mojave Desert. They will experience interactive exhibits and explore the area around the visitor center for evidence of wildlife. Students will identify three animal homes and at least three needs of animals - food, water, shelter and space. Materials for a pre-visit activity and post-visit activity will be coming soon.