The Mojave Max/Maxine Emergence Contest began in 2000 by Clark County, NV and now reaches the 4 state region. Mojave Max resides at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas, NV and Mojave Maxine resides at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, CA. Students in grades K-12 may submit their guess when the desert tortoise in their region will emerge from hibernation. The guess that comes closest to the actual day and time wins a prize as determined by the sponsors.
The 2013 contest is now open. January seems to be the best month as Maxine usually emerges in mid February. Desert spring is near and Maxine will soon be hearing the call of fresh flowers.
Maxine lives at the Living Desert in Palm Springs, CA. For more information about Mojave Maxine and the emergence contest, see the below links and attached flyer.