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Mojave Max Emergence Contest Opens

​       The 2020 Mojave Max Emergence Contest officially opened today.

       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 student who guesses as closely as possible to the correct day, hour and minute, (without going over), that Mojave Max will emerge from his burrow wins!

       Students from Clark County, Nevada, in grades K-5 who are enrolled in public, private, and registered home schools of the Clark County School District are eligible to win.  The grand prize winner and his or her entire class will win Mojave Max t-shirts, Mojave Max Olympic-style medals, a pizza party and a field trip to Springs Preserve to meet the live Mojave Max!  The winner also receives a laptop computer, a Springs Preserve year-long family membership, an "America the Beautiful" year-long pass to National Parks and Federal Recreational areas and a backpack filled with outdoor goodies!  The winner's teacher receives a laptop computer and the winning school receives a large trophy identifying them as the winner!

       Teachers are encouraged to enter guesses for all of their students. To enter the contest, visit, click on 'Emergence Contest' and fill out the form.   

       The Mojave Max Education Program is provided by a partnership among Clark County, the Springs Preserve, Get Outdoors Nevada and the Clark County School District.

       For more information and to enter the Mojave Max Emergence Contest, visit or


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