The Parks Foundation would like to take some time to honor our AmeriCorps Naturalist Educators and the impact they’ve made on the children in our community.

I am eternally grateful for the opportunity she gave me. That first summer sparked a lifelong love of outdoor education and a deep understanding of how clear mountain air and bright summer stars can change the course of a child’s life.

Friday, June 1, 2018

As May comes to a close we here at the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation are gearing up to putting on an exciting Summer Break Camp.  We have all sorts of activities and science experiments planned out over the eight weeks of summer. We believe that a STEAM (Science, Te...

Friday, April 6, 2018

For some, success can be measured by how much money they earn or their influence of power within an organization.  As the AmeriCorps Educator at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden, my success is measured by the quality of connections I make between the comm...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The recently developed Soils Module kicked off in October and its been a solid start! The module is geared towards our upper elementary and middle school students and the kids have found the program both exciting and challenging. As one student commented after digging...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Last weekend, TMPF hosted the third Junior Naturalist Program at Evan’s Canyon’s Nature Trail. On the second Saturday of the month, we meet families with students of all ages in different parks and go on a lil’ one mile hike, allowing for student-led discovery and expl...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

And now for another segment of Lies We Believe As Children, in which we tackle questions and misconceptions that we have most likely held for quite sometime (I know I have). So, onto the next: birds, or the weight of feathered things.

Did you know birds don’t weigh that...

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