ObjectiveDuring a field trip to the Living Desert children are given a hands onexperience of using a map to guide them on their adventuresthrough North America and Africa. Children will also learn elementsof ecology while exploring some of plants and animals of thesecontinents.
IntroductionThe teacher and tourguide will discuss thedifferent path optionsthat the children cantake to explore thedesert world. They willalso explain why theseplants and animals areable to live and adaptat this zoo.
Materials• $6 per child • Snack Lunch • Transportation
Learning Focus1. Students receive a hands onexperience while learning aboutplants and animals, as well as howto use a map.
Learning Focus2. They learn the geography of North American plants and animals.
Learning Focus3. They learn the geography of African plants and animals.
Learning Focus4. They will even learn the geography of plants and animals exclusive to the Coachella Valley.
Learning Focus 5. In addition, the students will learn why these animals are able to thrive here in the Coachella Valley.
ConclusionGiving students a chance tophysically explore theiroutside surroundings willdramatically increase theirability to retain thenewfound information.