Field Trip Information

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Whether you plan your own field trip or hope to schedule a ranger-led field trip, a few opportunities are available to educational groups visiting the park. Ranger-led field trips are limited.

Apply for an educational fee waiver for entrance into the park

Your group may qualify for an educational fee waiver for entrance into the park. To apply, please contact our fee management office at 702- 293-8798. The application should be completed and submitted to the fees office at least four weeks prior to field trip.

Safety First

Review safety guidelines when leading your own field trip to Lake Mead Alan Bible Visitor Center. Safety guidelines

Other partners offering field trips

Go to this great website for Southern Nevada teachers and families seeking outdoor experiences. Especially for teachers, go to the tab “enviroedexchange”. Link to www.nvoutdoorkids.org

 

Guidelines for Schools and Groups

Thank you for your interest in bringing your class to Lake Mead Alan Bible Visitor Center. It is important to check-in with the volunteer staff upon your arrival. If you are coming with more than one class, because the exhibit room is small, we recommend that one class tour the cactus gardens and perimeter trail, while the other class experiences the exhibits inside. For the safety of all students and other visitors, please review the following guidelines with your students before they get off the bus:

• Stay on the concrete pathway when walking around the cactus gardens. There are no ropes or barriers around the cactus. One type of cactus, the teddybear cholla, can attach itself to anyone who attempts to touch it. It has barbed tips that are very painful to remove from the skin.
• Do not run on concrete pathway and perimeter trail. Stay on the trail. Going off the trail can cause damage to desert soils and plants.
• Watch for snakes and other wildlife and show respect for them all.
• Do not feed, handle, or harm wildlife.
• Look where you put your hands and feet and where you sit. Do not turn over large rocks.
• It is illegal to collect rocks, plants, animals, and historic objects. • Be respectful of all visitors while you are inside and outside the facility. It can be very crowded, depending on the time of year.
• Enjoy the exhibit room and various touch tables, but use with care.
• Food and drinks are not permitted in the facility.
• Put trash in outside trash cans.

Bathrooms and a water fountain are available. There is no picnic area on location. When visiting during warmer months, we recommend that students wear a hat and use sunblock and drink plenty of water while they are outside. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Lake Mead Alan Visitor Center at 702-293-8990.

Last updated: May 15, 2018

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