Welcome to the Digital Desert Library. You've found a valuable set of resources for the classroom and beyond. The DDL was developed to offer activities, guidance and know-how on using classroom gardens, and in investigating the resources of dry environments. The educators involved use a combination of technology in the classroom with hands-on, dirt under-the-fingernails investigation.
- How to use this site
- Follow these simple tips on how to navigate the site, use the activities, and print. Explanations and addresses are in here too.
- Class Activities
- WebQuests and Lesson Plans to help you in the classroom. You'll find experiments for your garden classroom, explorations into the cultural treasures of the area and activities for the elementary-age classroom.
- School Gardens
- Learn about school gardens and how they can be used to enhance your curriculum.
- Take a look at some other materials that can be helpful for you.
- Expert Help
- We all need a little help now and then. Learn from the experts: gardeners, teachers, students and technology experts can answer your questions.
- About the Project
- Learn more about the goals of the project, who is involved, and what is being done as part of the DDL. Be sure to take a look at our Student Gallery.
- The One Computer Classroom
- Learn strategies for effectively incorporating computers into your curriculum even if you only have one computer in the classroom.
This project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with contributions from New Mexico State University and the Smithsonian Institution.