Sam, Our Waterwise Hero
Students and educators love field trips to the Waterwise Community Center and one big reason why is Sam, our resident Sulcata tortoise. While we celebrate Sam every day, we'll make sure October 21 (National Reptile Day) is an extra-special occasion for our "waterwise hero."
Just like the plants surrounding his home in our demonstration garden, Sam is well-suited for our warm, dry environment. Our 100-lb tortoise is perfectly adapted to survive in semi-arid climates like the Inland Empire which is similar to his native African Sahel region.
Drop by the garden
to see just how beautiful a waterwise environment can be and make sure to say hi to Sam!