Did you know that there are four different deserts in the United States? Register now to participate in a free Electronic Field Trip to Saguaro National Park airing Friday, October 21 at 1pm and 4pm ET! And check out the companion website with lesson plans for teachers and games for students, each designed specifically for this EFT.

We’ll be visiting this iconic national park to learn more about the Sonoran Desert and its exceptional desert biodiversity. We will focus on the most unique and important species living in this desert, which is visually defined by the Saguaro cactus. These cacti can live to 100 years of age and grow 45 feet tall!

On this exciting journey, we will also follow thousands of students doing hands-on science in the park as part of the BioBlitz program led by the National Park Service and National Geographic. Click here to register today!

You can also access Saguaro National Park lesson plans here.

If you can’t make it on Friday, worry not! You can make the field trip on a later date – there are other electronic field trips on the site that you can check out on the site.

Lightbulb Lab members, we have two books about the Saguaro Cactus if you are interested to borrow them!

Saguaro Cactus Books