Early Childhood Education

Little Sprouts

Who: Kids ages 2-5 with accompanying adult
Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden
When: Dates vary, see below
Cost: Free!
Contact: Katie Bird @ (775) 785-4153 or kbird@washoecounty.us  

Like an acorn that has just begun to sprout, your child is growing and can benefit from nature. Join us as we explore the animals and plants of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Little Sprouts will embark on parent child discoveries that promote hand eye coordination, social skills, curiosity, and questioning. Lessons are inspired by patterns in nature and the beginning concepts of the natural sciences. No matter the season, classes are held once a month and are free!  The format for each class varies depending on the weather, however all include a story time and guided exploration. Click the link above to go to our Facebook event page. Contact the Arboretum Educator to sign up today!

Summer Series Schedule:

Tuesday June 18: Wacky Woodpeckers *Registration full at this time*
Tuesday July 16: Little Sprouts Gardeners *Registration full at this time*


Who: Families with children 6 or younger.
Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden - Honey's Garden 
When: Summer. Dates vary, see below
Free! Registration is not required.
Katie Bird @ (775) 785-4153 or kbird@washoecounty.us  

Storytime is back this summer at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden, in partnership with the Washoe County Library System!  Join us as we discover the joys of storytime in the gardens. This program is designed for families with children ages 6 and younger. Meet at the Arboretum South Entrance. Contact the Arboretum Educator for more information. 

Thursday June 13: 10-11am
Thursday June 20: 10-11am
Thursday June 27: 10-11am
Thursday July 11: 10-11am
Thursday July 18: 10-11am
Thursday July 25: 10-11am