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The Saguaro Cactus

Age Group

9 to adult


6 minutes

The Saguaro Cactus


Desert Awareness Committee | Foothills Community Foundation

Desert Awareness Committee has been the community resource advocate for the Sonoran Desert since 1974. Their mission is to educate residents and visitors so that they may join them in understanding, conserving and preserving the diverse and fragile Sonoran Desert; its plants, animals, water, and wildlife. You can learn more about Desert Awareness Committee and their programs at:

About this lesson

Join the Desert Awareness Committee education team to learn how a saguaro grows so tall and how you can tell the age of a saguaro cactus. Who makes the holes you see in the cactus? How do they shade themselves in the hot sun? Learn all about this signature plant of the Sonoran Desert.

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