Today some juniors and seniors received an awesome tour of the botanical gardens in Arizona. Meet our tour guide, Paul. He had so much information to share with us about cacti and the Arizona desert.
We learned that Palos Verde trees have a root system that span three times past the tip of their farthest branch.
We also saw some plants that we have never seen before, like this interesting little bud.
We were all wanting to pet this furry little cactus call the Old Man of the Andes.
There were also great pieces of artwork throughout the gardens like these very cool cocoon sculptures.
Here is everyone in the group who came to learn and explore!
Overall it was a great day! After our tour of learning about the desert we discussed how it relates to design through biomimicry. As designers we all need to treasure and preserve the natural environment to the best of our ability.