Second & Third Grade

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Discover the Wilbur D. May Arboretum Station Tour 

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden
When: April-October, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Cost: $3 donation per student, chaperones/teachers free
Please mention if you are a Title 1 school
Contact: To reserve a field trip contact the Arboretum Educator Danielle @ (775) 785-4153 or DOrnelas@washoecounty.us

Discover the Wilbur D. May Arboretum Station Tour for grades second-third, is a wonderful way to engage students with nature, introduce them to diverse plant communities, and explore watershed health.  We provide a hands-on learning experience at each station; Ancient Trees, Native Plants, Wetlands, Watershed Health, Interactive Food Web, and Conifers.  The Arboretum can accommodate 90 children per tour. When your group arrives, we’ll evenly divide your class into 6 smaller groups. Each group should have at least one adult per ten students, or two adults per twenty.


Wilbur’s Explorer Pack 
A Do-It-Yourself Nature Kit 

Wilbur Explorer Pack

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden
When: April-October Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $1 rental fee per backpack, chaperones/teachers free. Please mention if you are a Title 1 school
Contact: To reserve a field trip contact the Arboretum Educator Danielle @ (775) 785-4153 or DOrnelas@washoecounty.us

Wilbur’s Explorer Pack provides you with the opportunity to craft an outdoor classroom for your students at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum.  Each backpack includes a bird guide, tree guide, magnifying glass, pencil, clip board, and leaf rubbing template.  In addition, we have created an Explorer Guide with activities that meet Next Generation Science Standards.  

Second Grade Explorer Guide click here
Third Grade Explorer Guide click here

For field trip policies click here

Field Trip Request Form