1.) Students will meet the presenting rangers, and see photographs of Zion National Park
2.) We will then discuss what a desert is, with ideas from the kids and accompanying photographs
3.) Students will then assist the rangers in a short desert food web play, where they will act out each plant or animal, as the ranger presents images, puppets, and videos of each.
4.) We then conduct a participatory song about desert animals
5.) The presenter will then read a few pages from a storybook
6.) Students will then be encouraged to reflect on how a desert is different from other habitats
7.) Time will be allowed for questions.
The participating students will be able to:
-identify what a desert is, and how it differs from other habitats such as the jungle
-list three kinds of desert plants or animals
-develop an appreciation for the difficulty of surviving in the desert