Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California, working to protect over 640,000 acres of scenic desert habitat. A part of the Colorado Desert, hot summers and little rain year-round make this one of the harshest habitats to live in.

Still, many flora and fauna thrive here. From the bighorn sheep to the pup fish and all the crazy creatures in between, the desert is an extremely biodiverse ecosystem. Some species are easy to spot, while others are expertly camouflaged.

If you look even closer, you might be able to find evidence of life dating back over 10 million years!

Keep reading to discover our On-Demand programs and K-12 educational resources from Anza Borrego Desert State Park!

This program is fully booked for the 2020-2021 school year but you can still connect with us!

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"Snip, snap, crackle, munch!" Join us Thursday, April 22, 2021 for a read aloud of Lizards for Lunch, A Roadrunner's Tale, by Conrad J Storad, and fun exploration of some of the unique animals that call Anza-Borrego home!

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Available Teacher Resources

Prepare your students for their PORTS Program with our Virtual field trip guide

Previous Broadcasts!

An Intro to our PORTS Program and interpreter Lydia!

Explore Paleontology in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Discover Desert Animal Adaptations!

Examine Desert wildlife and geology!

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