Adopt a Cactus

Donate at one of the adoption levels below to receive an adoption certificate and a beautiful framed 4” x 6” photo of your chosen cactus species taken by Las Cruces photographer, Lisa Mandelkern. This token of our appreciation will serve as reminder that you helped bring the wonder of the desert to children in our region.  You may choose to give the cactus adoption as a gift.


Click Here to Adopt a Cactus


$60 Corncob Cactus

$100 Claret Cup Cactus

$250 Fendler’s Hedgehog Cactus

$500 Turk’s Head Cactus


Your donation will make it possible for students to learn about crosscutting science concepts, such as energy, through relevant, place-based examples.  Instead of learning about energy transfers as traditionally taught by considering non-living objects, local eighth graders can investigate the phenomenon through a living system, the Chihuahuan Desert food web.  Engaging models and experiments bring this crosscutting concept to life for students.


Adopt a cactus today, and your donation will help Asombro provide exciting, hands-on science programs like this to K-12 students in New Mexico and west Texas.


Cactus adoptions cannot be shipped internationally.