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. 

Program fees help support continued Wetlands Park programming. Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees. 

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July 2019

August 2019

​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 Movement

Nature Tales

Curious Cottontails

Nature Tykes

Puppets on Strings

Storytime with a Librarian​ 

Who Goes There?

Wild Science

Young Explorers

Discovery Walks

Java Jaunt Birding

Golf Cart Tours

​Nature Art for Kids

Photography for Teens

Watercolor Painting
(Adults)
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Eveni​ng Lecture Series

​​Wildlife Talks with NDOW

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Family Programs


 

Animal Movement (Open to all ages)

Bring your energy! Kids will pose, then move and make sounds like animals found at Wetlands Park. Open to all ages. Free.
Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Sunday, July 28, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  

Curious Cottontails (Ages 3-6)

Pre-school age children and parents use all their senses to learn about the plants and animals that live in the park.

Curious Cottontails will return in September.


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.

Nature Tales is offered on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays. All ages welcome, great for kids 3+.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Wednesday, July 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 27, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Info Kiosk. 

Nature Tykes will return in October.  

 

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

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, August 3, 11:00 am - 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, July 7, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 18, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

Wild Science (Ages 6+)

Bring your budding scientist to explore the wild world of science through hands-on math and messy science-based lessons and activities. Advanced sign up required.

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  • Saturday, July 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am  - $12. This program has been canceled.

  • Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am - 11:30 am  - $12. (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)

  

Who Goes There? (All ages)

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

Who Goes There will return in the fall.

     

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. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Classroom.​

Young Explorers will return in September.

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Guided Walks

 

Discovery Walks

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. Advanced signup required.

Register Here​​

  • Saturday, July 20, 5:00 am - 6:30 am, Beaver! (Open to ages 10+) - $5 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)

  • Saturday, August 17, 5:30 am - 7:00 am, Beaver! (Open to ages 10+) - $5 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)

  

 
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.

Java Jaunt Birding will return in September.

 

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. Advanced signup required. Meeting location: Nature Center Info Kiosk.

Golf Cart Tours will return in the fall.


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

   
 

Photography: You're good at this already (Ages 10 - 15)

Improve on your photography style using composition skills such as framing, shapes, and background. Bring a digital camera or cell phone with camera. Advanced sign up required.

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  • Saturday, July 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 24, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Nature Art for Kids (Age 6+)

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

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  • Sunday, July 14, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Desert Tortoise - $12 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.) Special feature! Meet a live desert tortoise while you paint.

  • Sunday, August 11, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Watercolor Ponds - $12 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)


Watercolor Pai​nting (Adults)​

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


  • Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Native Butterflies in Motion - $15 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)
  • Saturday, July 27, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Native Butterflies in Motion - $15 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)
  • Wednesday, August 28, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Birds in Flight - $15 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)
  • Saturday, August 31, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Birds in Flight - $15 (Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.)

    

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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.

 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tale of Two Tules - Located 20 minutes from downtown Las Vegas lies the Tule Springs area where Ice Age Fossils State Park and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument both tell the story of the unique landscape of fossil beds. The State Park and the National Monument are located in the upper Las Vegas wash that is rich in both paleontological and historical resources. Join the Park Managers from both the State of Nevada and the National Park Service to learn more about the state park and national monument and how they are working in partnership to share and protect the resources and what is planned for the future.

  • Wednesday, August 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Natural History of the Mojave Desert - Lawrence R. Walker, a Professor of plant biology at UNLV and Frederick Landau, Research Associate at UNLV will discuss their newly released book, A Natural History of the Mojave Desert.

 

​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.

Register Here - July

  • Friday, July 12, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Free
    Topic: Beaver in the Park

 

Register Here - August

  • Friday, August 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Free

         Topic: Predators in the Park

 

 

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