Welcome Scouts!

Boy scout patch“What do I wonder? What do I notice? What does it remind me of?”

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden, 1595 N. Sierra St. Reno, NV 89503
When: Ongoing
Cost: $1 per patch
Contact: Katie Bird @ (775) 785-4153 or kbird@washoecounty.us 

These are questions naturalists ask themselves every day. Now you and your budding naturalist can foster this sense of discovery with our Naturalist Program! The Jr. Naturalist Guide is for ages 10 and younger, and our Naturalist Guide is for ages 11 and older. Activities are designed to encourage a sense of wonder, mystery, and scientific discovery in nature.  

Girl scout patch

1. Complete the guide along with ONE Stewardship Activity.
2. Mail your completed guide, what Stewardship Activity you attended, and $1 to the address listed above.
3. We will mail back your completed guide and a Naturalist Patch!

Jr. Naturalist Guide click here 
Naturalist Guide click here

Stewardship Activities 

Guided Nature Hikes at Galena Creek Visitor Center, Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m. RSVP required click here

Junior Naturalist Program (attend 1) @ Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, beginning January 20th, click here for more information

Visit a Washoe County Park, a list of parks can be found here