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Desert Discovery

Desert Discovery is a four-color newspaper published twice a year in two versions:

Desert Discovery K-2 Desert Discovery 3-5
Kindergarten through second grade Third through fifth grade

It's filled with articles, pictures and activities about desert conservation, with an emphasis on the plants, animals and water resources found in Southern Nevada. Spanish versions also are available.

The newspapers are distributed free of charge to local public and private elementary schools. About 250 schools use the paper. Desert Discovery is accompanied by a teacher's edition that provides additional background information, ideas and activities to expand on the articles.

Desert Discovery is distributed to entire schools; it cannot be sent to individual classrooms. If you are not receiving Desert Discovery and would like to add your school to the list, just use our Request Form (Please obtain permission for your entire school before submitting the form).

Desert Discovery Activities

Need extra copies of the activities from Desert Discovery? Click below for fun exercises for grades K-2 and 3-5.