Arrival Times

If your program starts at 9:15, be at the picnic tables at 9:10.

If your program starts at 11:10, be at the picnic tables at 11:00.

SPLASH website

Mather Field Preserve has an excellent website with great information about the plants and animals that live in and around vernal pools. If you want to prepare yourself or your students for what they might see here, this is the place to look.


Final Stop and Evaluations

The entire program takes about an hour and 25 minutes. We will escort you back to the picnic area at that time and you are welcome to stay and have lunch if you wish. The docents will give you and the chaperones an evaluation at the end of the tour to complete. I use the evaluations to help me determine the students’ grades, so please be accurate and honest when filling them out. Also, if you have suggestions to help us improve, please tell us on that form or post your feedback on this website. I have received some great suggestions from visitors over the years. We want to keep improving and with your help, we will. I am hoping to have contact information for you to reach the docents on this website. The docents love to get “fan” mail and “thank yous” from the students. So go ahead and shoot them some messages via e-mail or drop off some adorable letters with wonderful pictures on them. It means so much to them when they hear back from the elementary kids. We especially love their drawings.