Clark County Wetlands Park
 

Interpretive Programs

Programming at Wetlands Park reflects our commitment to connecting people to nature. The unique and amazing resources of the Park are not only important to the residents and visitors in the Las Vegas Valley, but also to wildlife. Join us for one of our educational or recreational programs. Programs are offered to a variety of ages and interests. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free of charge.

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September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

​Wetlands Park welcomes people of all abilities. ​​​​​​If you are in need of a program modification,
please call (702) 455-7522 a minimum of two weeks prior to the program date.​​​

 

Special Events ​C​ommunity Volunteer Events

 

Family Programs​​ Guided Park Tours Studio WP (Art) Learn

Animal Yoga​​

Nature Tales

Curious Cottontails

Nature Tykes

Puppets on Strings

Storytime with a Librarian​ 

Who Goes There?

Young Explorers

Discovery Walks

Java Jaunt Birding

Golf Cart Tours

Arts ​& Crafts for Families

​Nature Art for Kids

Watercolor Painting
(Adults)
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Eveni​ng Lecture Series

​​Wildlife Talks with NDOW

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Family Programs


​Animal Yoga (All ages)

Join us for kid-friendly yoga poses imitating wildlife. Bring a yoga mat or towel large enough to lie on, drinking water, and your imagination! Free. Advance sign up required. Meeting Place: Nature Center Meeting Room.

Register Here

  • Sunday, September 23, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 16, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
     
Nature Tales (All ages)
 

Parents and kids of all ages enjoy a nature themed story time and craft or art activity in the comfort of the Wetlands Park Picnic Café (no food service). Free.

New! Nature Tales is now offered on selected Wednesdays! All ages welcome, great for kids 3+.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

 

  • Saturday, October 13, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Roadrunner
  • Wednesday, October 17, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Bats
  • Saturday, October 27, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Bats & Halloween
  • Saturday, November 10, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Spiders
  • Wednesday, November 21, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Harvest Moon
  • Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Recycling
  • Wednesday, December 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - The Heron
  • Saturday, December 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Desert Critters
  • Saturday, December 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Warm Winter Tail

 

Curious Cottontails (Ages 3-6)

Pre-school age children and their parents use all their senses to learn about the plants and animals of Wetlands Park. Free. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Info Kiosk.

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  • Saturday, September 15, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am to 11:30 am


Nature Tykes (Ages 3-6)

An all-outdoor discovery class for pre-school age children and their parents. Grown-ups and kidlettes must come ready to walk and explore. Science, story-time, wonder & discovery. Free. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Info Kiosk. 

 * Registration begins on September 1 for the Fall Session (October/ November)

Registe​r ​​Here  

  • Wednesday, October 3, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 10, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 24, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 7, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 14, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 28, 9:30 am to 11:00 am


Puppets on Strings (All ages) w​ith Fantasymakers®

A magical nature-themed marionette show with craft activity in the Nature Center Picnic Café (no food service). Free.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Saturday, October 6, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 8, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Sunday Storytime & Craft (All ages) with Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Join a librarian from Whitney Library for a nature-themed Storytime in the Nature Center Picnic Café (no food service). Free. Walk-in, no advance registration required.      

  • Sunday, October 7, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 21, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Who Goes There? (All ages)

Investigate scat & tracks found in the park and create your own plaster mold of wildlife footprints. Free. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Classroom.​

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  • Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
     

Young Explorers (Ages 5-7)

The Young Explorer Program introduces you and your young adventurers to a variety of plants and animals that call the Wetlands Park their home through various activities, live animal demonstrations, crafts, story time, and outdoor exploration. Free. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Classroom.​

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  • Sssensational Snakes 
    • Sunday, September 30, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Animals That Give You Chills
    • Sunday, October 28, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Wetlands Feast
    • Sunday, November 25, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Winter Strategies
    • Sunday, December 30, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm



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Guided Walks

 

Discovery Walks (Age 10+)

Join a nat​ure guide for a themed walk to experience Wetlands Park in an inspiring and entertaining way. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and dress appropriately for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Be prepared to walk two to three miles and keep a sharp lookout for wildlife. Free. Ages 10+ unless otherwise noted. Advanced signup required.

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  • Saturday, September 22, 6:00 am to 7:30 am - Beaver Walk
  • Sunday, September 30, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Woof Walk: Dog Friendly! (Duck Creek trailhead)
  • Sunday, October 7, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Osprey (Wells trailhead)
  • Saturday, October 13, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Nature is Personal
  • Sunday, October 28, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Woof Walk: Dog Friendly! (Pabco trailhead)
  • Saturday, November 3, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Plant ID walk
  • Sunday, November 4, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Butterfly Walk
  • Sunday, November 11, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Woof Walk, Dog friendly! (Wells trailhead)
  • Sunday, December 9, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Winter Ramble
  • Saturday, December 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, The Secret World of Badgers
  • Sunday, December 30, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Woof Walk: Dog Friendly! (Wells trailhead)
  • Monday, December 31, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, New Year's Eve
     
Java Jaun​t Birding (Age 10+)
 

Great for beginner birders or anyone interested in wildlife. Walk with a Red Rock Audubon Society birding expert and a Wetlands Park nature guide, then enjoy a cup of java and discuss what you've seen and heard. You will get to know other bird enthusiasts and learn about birding resources. Advanced sign up required. Meeting location: Nature Center Picnic Café.

 
  • Sunday, October 21, 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Golf Cart Tours​​ (Age 18+)

Don't let mobility issues prevent you from enjoying all Wetlands Park has to offer. Learn about the history and wildlife of Wetlands Park and visit scenic overlooks of the Las Vegas Wash. Ability to transfer to/from a golf cart is required. Space is limited. Free. Advanced signup required. Meeting location: Nature Center Info Kiosk.

Register Here​​

  • Sunday, October 7, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Tuesday, October 16, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm  *Please note date change from printed schedule*
  • Sunday, October 21, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sunday, November 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday, November 19, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 2, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Wetlands Park welcomes people of all abilities. If you are in need of a program modification, please call (702) 455-7522 two weeks prior to the program date.


 

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Studio WP

 

Crafts for Kids (All ages)

The whole family will enjoy a nature themed craft program featuring animals of the Wetlands Park. Free. Walk in.

  • Tuesday, November 6, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Insect Houses
  • Monday, November 12, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Trees of Fall

 

Nature Art for Kids (Age 6+)

Experience nature through art and have fun while learning kid-friendly watercolor or charcoal techniques. Free. Kids 6 and up. All supplies provided. Free. Advanced signup required.

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  • Sunday, October 14, 1:00 to 2:30 pm - Arachnids
  • Sunday, November 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Charcoal Drawing
  • Sunday, December 9, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Landscapes and Skies

Watercolor Pai​nting (Adults)​

Learn techniques for capturing the beauty of the park in watercolor. Adults age 18+. All supplies provided. Free. Advance signup required.​

 
  • Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Resident Hummingbirds
  • Saturday, December 8, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Winter Landscapes - *Registration begins November 1st*



    

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Learn

 

​Evening Lecture Series

Wetlands Park holds free Evening Lectures four times a year, with guest presenters about the park, our region, and its people.

Free, walk in. Light refreshments provided.

  • Stay tuned for more great topics and presenters. 


​Wildlife Talks with Nevada Department of Wildlife

Join a naturalist from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) for interactive presentations about our state's wildlife. Suitable for kids and adults. Great for groups. Free. 

Come to the Auditorium for a presentation on Wetlands and Nevada Wildlife. Registration required.

     * Check here for registration information to come later *

  • Friday, December 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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