Desert Plants – Desert People

Partnering with the Tucson Botanical Gardens, the EE Exchange developed an upper elementary field trip program and curriculum focusing on the ethnobotany of Sonoran Desert Plants. The field trip program offers pre-visit activities for teachers to prepare their students for an onsite visit to the Gardens in which they visit several interactive learning stations.  Each station offers hands-on activities involving students in the use of desert plants for food, fiber, medicine, and music. The field trip program was developed to highlight the Garden’s recently developed The Native Crops Garden for which signage and an audio tour were also developed.

Information about the Native Crops Garden, including a link to download the audio tour can be found at: