Baby Cacti Planted by Fourth Grade Students

The students in fourth grade continue to study the Sonoran Desert as the focal point of their dessert biome unit. Students have been taking an in-depth look at the life cycle of a plant, and attention is given to the adaptations of plants and animals to this harsh desert environment.

Armed with the knowledge of the desert biome, on Tuesday, March 22 the fourth grade students took a special field trip to the North Mountain Preserve and Visitor Center. With the help of Ranger Donnie, students planted baby saguaro cacti which will thrive in the preserve for years to come. After all of the cacti were planted, students enjoyed a trail hike through the preserve.