Meet Mojave Max 2017-09-19T12:34:00+00:00

Meet Mojave Max

Meet Mojave Max

Hi, I’m Mojave Max!

I am the official mascot for the Clark County Desert Conservation Program and its partners. Since 1995 I’ve been telling folks about native species, what they can do to protect their local environments, and how to safely explore and enjoy our desert!

Please look around my website and learn all about how you can respect, protect, and enjoy our wonderful desert!

Mojave Max behind some desert foliage

Did you know?

Did you know that Mojave Max is a live Desert Tortoise who lives at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area? Like other Southern Nevada reptiles, Max enters a burrow to brumate (the reptilian form of hibernation) every winter and emerges every spring. Mojave Max’s emergence marks the unofficial start of spring in Southern Nevada. Mojave Max was born in 1990 and calls Red Rock Canyon his home.

What Does Mojave Max Do?

Mojave Max has hosted the annual Mojave Max Emergence Contest since 2000 and has come to be known as quite a weather indicator for the west coast.

The Mojave Max mascot visits schools and teaches students about the Mojave Desert that we live in, all about Desert Tortoises like himself, and he also tells students all about the Mojave Max Emergence contest.

Mojave Max would love to be a part of your school curriculum. If you’re interested in having the Mojave Max mascot visit your school, talk about desert tortoises, and tell you more about the Mojave Max Emergence contest, please have your teacher contact the Clark County Desert Conservation Program.  You can email Heather Green  or telephone her at 702-455-1605.

The Mojave Max program conducts educational assemblies for grades K-6 in Clark County schools in December, January and February each year.  The assembly application is currently closed, but will open up on October 2, 2017. Please check back when the applications are opened and request an assembly. Maybe Mojave Max can visit your school next!!

Until then, check out the Kid’s Adventure page and the Resources section of the website to find fun things to do with Mojave Max.

Remember

Mojave Max wants you to enjoy our beautiful desert. Remember that you can help preserve our desert by doing the following:

  • Always stash your trash. Please don’t litter.
  • Leave soils, rocks, plants, and animals alone.
  • Stay on established roads and trails.
  • Please respect, protect, and enjoy our desert!

Stay Social with Mojave Max

Watch Mojave Max Live!

Brought to you by the Clark County Desert Conservation Program and its partners.

Resources for students and teachers

Mojave Max believes in enjoying his desert home and he wants everyone to learn how to keep it safe, how to Respect it, Protect it, and Enjoy it. To do that, he and his friends have collected many fun resources that will help you get started exploring his world.

View Resources