A fifth-grade student in Jessica Miller’s class at Pat Diskin Elementary School will be recognized as the winner of the 2019 Mojave Max Emergence Contest on Thursday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at the school, located at 4220 Ravenwood Drive in Las Vegas. The winner and classmates will enjoy a visit from the Mojave Max [...]
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Mojave Max officially emerged from his burrow Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:28 pm. 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 [...]
We've kicked off the 2019 Mojave Max Assembly season! The Mojave Max education team brings assemblies to elementary schools in Clark County to educate students in ways they can help to respect, protect and enjoy our desert. The assemblies include appearances by a Ranger who discusses desert tortoise biology and conservation, an educator who discusses [...]
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 Assembly Applications are now closed and will reopen in the Fall of next year. The Mojave Max Team will review the applications that were received and will notify schools within the next couple of weeks. Schools will be notified whether they were chosen for an assembly presentation or not. If your school is [...]
The Mojave Max Assembly Applications are currently open and will remain open until Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm. 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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]