Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Helping to preserve Saguaro cacti in the Arizona desert


During their spring adventure to the Grand Canyon, our students ventured into the Saguaro National Park with U.S. park rangers to compile a comprehensive inventory on the Giant Saguaro Cactus, which can grow up to 80 feet. Data collected by the students will be used to determine environmental impacts on the growth patterns of the cactus, an important part of the desert ecosystem. "The desert landscape was amazing; we couldn't believe the size of this huge Saguaro cacti!" posted Jessi.

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