Southwestern Botany Buddies
The southwest is home to a variety of flowers, succulents, & cacti. Observe a variety of cacti and touch, smell, and observe a variety of desert plants then learn how southwestern Indians used them to construct structures, rain sticks and more. Take a taste of nopali, prickly pear jelly, and other traditional desert foods grown by early Southwestern Indians. Build a model saguaro to learn how desert plants store and conserve water through an interactive experiment that explores the scientific process. Students will design, decorate, & learn about a variety of succulents, then plant one in their very own pot.