Early Childhood Education

Little Sprouts

Who: Kids ages 2-5 with accompanying adult

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden

November 03 - A Squirrel Story
November 10 - A Squirrel Story
November 17 - A Squirrel Story

"A Squirrel Story" will focus on why squirrels store food for the winter and will include a song, story, craft, and outdoor exploration time. This will be the same program each week during the month of November so please sign up for only one date. Limited space available for each program (10 children maximum) and RSVP is required. Social distancing will be maintained and all items will be sanitized before and after each program. Masks are required and can be provided for those who do not bring one. December dates will be released later in November.

Cost: Free!

Contact: RSVP to the Arboretum Educator, Laura Fraser, at 775-785-4153.

 Little Sprouts

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. 



Who: Families with children 6 or younger.
Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden - Honey's Garden 
When: Summer. Check back for 2020 dates. 
Free! Registration is not required.
Bill Carlos  bcarlos@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.