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Food for Thoughts Program

Field Trips and Other Activities

Field Trip to the Orchard

We offer free interactive field trips for students to visit our orchard, or tours for teachers at the new Children's Demonstration Gardens.

The orchard is operated by the Master Gardeners, and is located at the Center for Urban Horticulture and Water Conservation (also known as the "Center"). At the orchard, there are over 500 fruit trees, grape vines and vegetable gardens, with interactive activities to learn about how fruit trees and other plants grow in the desert.

The Center is located in the northern area of the Las Vegas valley, at 4600 W. Horse Drive, North Las Vegas, 89129. This is near the corner of Decatur Blvd at Horse Rd. This 2 hour Field trip is available in spring and fall, on Wednesday and Fridays only.

The Children's Demonstration Gardens are located in the southern area of the Las Vegas valley, at the UNCE Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, 89123. This is near the Windmill off-ramp of the I-215 freeway. We currently offer tours for teachers by appointment, and will soon be offering field trips for classes.

All activities are aligned to Nevada Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Pre and post classroom activities are also available by appointment.

For more information about this free field trip, please send email to Karyn Johnson at kljohnson1@interact.ccsd.net or johnsonk@unce.unr.edu

Sensory Garden
Vegetable garden
School Monogram made with flowers

Staff Development

We offer Staff development training sessions for your school.

We also offer hands-on outdoor education to teachers and students who want to develop a garden, or learn how to use an existing one for garden based learning. We can help you to use this information to meet your Professional and Achievement Standards!

We offer a Professional Development Education (PDE) through Clark County School District for teachers who want to learn more about gardening in the classroom. Watch for it in the Pathlor catalog!

Sensory Garden
Vegetable garden