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Garden Rules and Regulations

Field Trip Tips for the Garden

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Garden Rules and Regulations


1.  No one under the age of 18 will be admitted without adult supervision. Please remember that this is a special place for plants and animals, and is different from a park or playground.  Act as if you are in someone else's home.

2.  All plants, animals and artifacts are important.  Do not pick flowers, berries, leaves, cactus joints, etc.  Many of the plants in this garden are protected by state law.  You may take drawings, pictures and memories.

3.  If you move any rocks, sticks or logs, please put them back as you found them.  Otherwise, you would be re-arranging the "furniture" of many animals and plants.

4.  Avoid littering the trails; in fact, please pick up any litter you might see and put it in the appropriate trash cans.  Thanks.

5.  Please keep to designated trails.  Avoid stepping on or disturbing plants and animals.

6.  This is an Urban Wildlife Habitat.  Plants and wildlife can be hazardous.

7.  Foot traffic only.  Horses and bikes are not allowed.  Handicapped access is limited at this time.  Toilet facilities are limited to porta-potties and one water fountain.

8.  No alcoholic beverages are allowed.

9.  Please do not climb the Antique Machinery on display.  They are from another time and we need your cooperation to help preserve their historical value.

10. No dogs, horses, or other domesticated animals are allowed in the Garden except those used to assist the handicapped.

11. No swimming or wading is allowed in the pond.

12. Do enjoy yourself, go exploring, and use all your senses to enjoy the Garden!

Field Trip Tips for the Garden

1.   Please bring water bottles, or provide a cool can with water and cups.  There is one fountain, but may not be cool.

2.   Be familiar with the site!  Visit the Garden before you come.  There may have been changes since your last visit that you need or want to be aware of.  The Garden is open every Saturday and Sunday from September through May or you may request a special tour from the Site Steward. (928-317-1935)

3.   Plan the type of experience you want for your students.  The possibilities are endless, and the Yuma Conservation Garden Activity Guide can help you get started.  You will want at least 1 adult for every 10 students and a 1:5 ratio is even better, especially with younger children.

4.   Please contact us at least 2 weeks (928-317-1935) in advance of a proposed field trip.

5.   Dress properly.  Visitors should wear a hat and clothes they don't mind getting dirty.  Wear closed toed shoes that are comfortable to walk in.  Paths are not paved.

6.   Everything is either a home or food for wildlife, so carefully return all natural items to the place where they were found.  Please do not collect and remove natural objects from the Garden.

7.  It is best, when talking to a group, for them to have their backs to the sun or they will be easily distracted.

8.  By focusing on concrete rather than vague objects when you stop, you will more easily keep a groups interest. 

9.   Please go over the Rules and Regulations of the Garden with the group before visiting the Garden.

10.  Above all, relax and enjoy the outdoors.  Stop and smell the cactus, and hop like a rabbit.