california, Camping, Deserts, Hiking, national parks, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

Joshua Tree National Park

There is beauty in California's deserts. Places that are seemingly barren possess a wild and rugged allure that draws adventurers by the thousands.  Moreover, a closer look reveals the marvel of resilience.  Hundreds of species of plants and animals have adapted to their harsh environmental conditions to survive and thrive. About 130 miles from Los… Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park

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Home Improvement, Kids, Landscaping, outdoors, School, Uncategorized

Desert landscapes… in kindergarten

Living in California we hear constantly about the necessity to be water-wise and to strenuously conserve water at all costs.  During the infamous six-year drought, we cut back on watering our lawns and began the switch to native and drought-tolerant landscaping. We used this as an opportunity to teach our Scouts, grades 1-5 about the principles of… Continue reading Desert landscapes… in kindergarten