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SUMMERTIME!

How have you been spending your summer so far? I don't know about you, but I'm feeling a bit lazy right now (that's allowed, right?!) When I do get a burst of energy, though, I like to wander outside my burrow before the weather gets too hot and take a look at the pretty flowers. [...]

SUMMERTIME! 2018-07-03T11:03:05+00:00

Doral Academy Field Trip and Pizza Party to Springs Preserve

This is the 18th year that we've held the Mojave Max Emergence Contest and on Tuesday, April 17th, Giulia Montaldo and her classmates from Doral Academy - Saddle Campus got to visit the Springs Preserve as she celebrated her win. Giulia guessed that Mojave Max would emerge on March 23, 2018 at 11:33 am, while [...]

Doral Academy Field Trip and Pizza Party to Springs Preserve 2018-04-17T16:11:49+00:00

Giulia Montaldo Recognized as Winner of 2018 Mojave Max Emergence Contest

Fourth-grade student Giulia Montaldo of Doral Academy was recognized as the winner of the 2018 Mojave Max Emergence Contest on Tuesday, April 10th at Doral Academy Saddle Campus! Giulia and her classmates enjoyed a visit by the Mojave Max team and the Mojave Max mascot where she and her classmates received their Mojave Max t-shirts, their Mojave Max [...]

Giulia Montaldo Recognized as Winner of 2018 Mojave Max Emergence Contest 2018-04-11T15:27:14+00:00

Giulia Montaldo Wins 2018 Mojave Max Emergence Contest!

Fourth-grade student Giulia Montaldo of Doral Academy will be recognized as the winner of the 2018 Mojave Max Emergence Contest on Tuesday, April 10th at 1:30 pm at Doral Academy Saddle Campus located at 9625 W. Saddle Avenue, Las Vegas. Giulia and her classmates will enjoy a visit by the Mojave Max team and the [...]

Giulia Montaldo Wins 2018 Mojave Max Emergence Contest! 2018-04-03T16:06:19+00:00

MOJAVE MAX HAS EMERGED! March 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

Mojave Max officially emerged from his burrow Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:11 am. The earliest he has emerged was Feb. 14, 2005, at 11:55 a.m. The latest he has emerged is April 17, 2012, at 12:41 pm. Mojave Max is a live desert tortoise who calls the Las Vegas Springs Preserve his home. Like [...]

MOJAVE MAX HAS EMERGED! March 23, 2018 at 11:11 am 2018-03-23T17:19:25+00:00

Mojave Max Assemblies are Now Closed

We had an awesome Mojave Max Assembly season. Sadly, our last assembly for the year was on February 8, 2018. Students got to learn about the Mojave Desert, desert tortoise biology and the weather in the Mojave Desert which plays an important part as to when Mojave Max will emerge in the spring. We hope that all [...]

Mojave Max Assemblies are Now Closed 2018-02-14T16:22:12+00:00

Have You Entered Your Emergence Contest Guess Yet?

Mojave Max is a real live tortoise that lives at the Springs Preserve. Every fall when the hot Las Vegas weather cools off, Max goes into his burrow to begin brumation (this is how Max hibernates). In the spring, when the weather begins to warm up, Max emerges. The person who guesses as closely as [...]

Have You Entered Your Emergence Contest Guess Yet? 2018-01-03T03:38:15+00:00

Mojave Max Assemblies are Underway!

We are so excited to have started up our Mojave Max Assemblies again this year! Students get a chance to learn about the Mojave Desert that we live in, desert tortoise biology and the weather in the Mojave Desert which plays an important part as to when Mojave Max will emerge in the spring. Students [...]

Mojave Max Assemblies are Underway! 2018-01-03T03:36:31+00:00

The Mojave Max Assembly Applications are now closed.

The Mojave Max Assembly Applications are currently closed and will reopen in the Fall next year.  The Mojave Max Program provides educational assemblies in Fall and Winter of each year. The assemblies include appearances by a Ranger who discusses desert tortoise biology and conservation, an educator who discusses Mojave Desert weather which plays an important [...]

The Mojave Max Assembly Applications are now closed. 2017-11-03T17:07:56+00:00

The Mojave Max Emergence Contest Is Currently Open!

Mojave Max is a real live tortoise that lives at Springs Preserve. Every fall when the hot Las Vegas weather cools off, Max goes into his burrow to begin brumation (This is how Max hibernates). In the spring, when the weather begins to warm up, Max emerges. The person who guesses as closely as possible [...]

The Mojave Max Emergence Contest Is Currently Open! 2017-10-31T22:08:10+00:00