​​​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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January-April 2018

May-August 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

Nature Tykes

Puppets on Strings

Storytime with a Librarian​ 

Who Goes There?

Young Explorers

Wild Scie​​nce

Discovery Walks

Java Jaunt Birding

Golf Cart Tours

Arts ​& Crafts for Families

​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 Yoga (All Ages)

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

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  • Wednesday, June 6, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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 Tuesdays! All ages welcome, great for kids 3+.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Saturday, April 14, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Rabbits
  • Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm​ - Coyotes
  • Saturday, May 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 15, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 9, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 19, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 14, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 17, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 28, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 11, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 25, 11:00 am to 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. Free. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Info Kiosk. 

Registe​r Here Weekend Tykes​​

  • Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, July 21, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, August 18, 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Registe​r ​​Here Wednesday Nature Tykes

  • Wednesday, April 4, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, April 11, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, April 25 , 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, April 7, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 4, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


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, April 8, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 22, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 20, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 17, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Craft with Dad!
  • Sunday, July 15, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 19, 11:00 am to 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, May 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

​Young Explorers (Age 5+)

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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  • Sunday, April 1, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Who Laid That Egg? 
  • Sunday, April 29, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Desert Tortoise: Extreme Survivors​​​

Wild Science

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

Free. Age 6+. Location: Nature Center Classroom. 

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  • Sunday, May 6, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - States of Matter
  • Sunday, May 13, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Chromatography​​​
  • Sunday, June 3, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Polymers
  • Sunday, June 10, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Acids & Bases
  • Sunday, July 22, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - UV Radiation
  • Sunday, August 5, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Motion, Forces, Energy & Electricity


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Guided Walks

 

Discovery Walks (All ages)

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, April 7, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Hidden Places of the Nature Preserve
  • Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Introduction to Wetlands Park
  • Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Listening to Nature
  • Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Peek at the Park
  • Sunday, April 29, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Nature is for Kids
  • Saturday, May 5, 7:00 am to 9:00 am - Habitat Hike
  • Sunday, May 20, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Evening Birds
  • Monday, May 28, 8:00 am to 10:00 am - Introduction to Wetlands Park
  • Saturday, June 2, 5:00 am to 7:00 an - Beaver Walk
  • Monday, June 5, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Bats & the Park
  • Friday, June 22, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Bats & the Park
  • Sunday, June 24, 7:00 am to 9:00 am - Pollinator Party
  • ​​Sunday, July 1, 7:00 am to 9:00 am - Introduction to Wetlands Park
  • Monday, July 15, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Bats & the Park
  • Sunday, July 22, 7:00 am to 9:00 am - Water in the Desert
  • Saturday, July 28, 5:00 am to 7:00 am - Beaver Walk
  • ​Saturday, August 4, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Bats & the Park
  • Saturday, August 25, 5:00 am to 7:00 am - Beaver Walk

Java Jaun​t Birding (Age 12+)

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.

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  • Sunday, April 15, 7:30 am to 9:00 am - Birds of the Las Vegas Wash

Golf Cart Tours​​

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.

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  • Sunday, April 8, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sunday, April 22, 9:30 am to 11:30 am 
  • Sunday, May 7, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 20, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sunday, June 3, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Monday, June 18, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Sunday, July 8, 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Sunday, July 29, 7:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Monday, August 20, 7:30 am to 9:30 am
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

 

Art & Crafts for Families

Bring the whole family for a variety of creative and fun craft projects. Free. Walk in.

  • Mother's Day Papermaking - Sunday, May 13, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Use recycled paper, natural fibers from native plants, and dyes to create a unique work of art. All ages.
  • Monday, May 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Join us for a nature-themed surprise craft in the Nature Center Picnic Cafe. All Ages.
  • Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Join us for a nature-themed surprise craft in the Nature Center Picnic Cafe. All Ages.​
  • Craft with Dad - Sunday, June 17, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Make a bird feeder from recycled cartons and make your own card following Sunday Storytime with Whitney Library. All Ages.
  • Thursday, July 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    • Join us for a nature-themed suprise craft in the Nature Center Picnic Cafe. All Ages. 
  • Make Your Own Art Stamp & Card with Nevada Humanities Gallery - Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Create an art stamp of your own design, inspired by the shapes and patterns at Wetlands Park. ​Ages 5+.

 

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, April 8, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Flowers
  • Sunday, May 27, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Butterflies
  • Sunday, June 24, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Dragonflies
  • Sunday, July 29, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Desert Tortoise
  • Sunday, August 26, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Ponds

​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.​

*Reigstration Dates Vary
  • Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Native Flowers and Nature Journaling
    • *Registration Opens May 1 at 12:00 am
  • Wednesday, June 27, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Native Butterflies in Motion
  • Saturday, June 30, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Native Butterflies in Motion
    • *Registration for June Classes Opens June 1 at 12:00 am
  • Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Feathers & Nests
  • Saturday, July 28, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Feathers & Nests
    • *Registration for July Classes Opens July 1 at 12:00 am
  • Wednesday, August 22, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Dragonflies in Color
  • Saturday, August 25, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Dragonflies in Color
    • *Registration for August Classes Opens August 1 at 12:00 am


​​​​Photography for Te​ens: You're Good at this Already

Use tools you already have to improve your photography style using composition skills such as framing, shapes, and background. Please bring your own digital camera device or camera phone to use during the class. ​

Free. Ages vary. Location: Nature Center Meeting Room

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  • Saturday, June 9, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Ages 10-14
  • Saturday, July 21, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Ages 13-17 
  • Wednesday, August 8, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Ages 13-17

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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.

  • Thursday, May 3, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Wildland Fires
    Wildland fires have a relationship and purpose within the environment. Some ecosystems are well adapted to fire and actually need it to maintain hea​​lth, others are negatively affected and can be devastated by fires. Join us as Professor Scott Abella with the school of Life Sciences at UNLV explores how fire shapes ecosystems and how they have impacted places like Wetlands Park and lands of the West.


  • Thursday, August 16, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm​

Endangered Birds

Clark County Wetlands Park and the Las Vegas Wash provide habitat for several bird species listed under the Endangered Species Act. Presenter Debbie Van Dooremolen will speak about monitoring efforts and habitat improvements occurring as part of the Las Vegas Wash Coordination's stabilization and enhancement of the Wash.

​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 table in the Exhibit Hall for an informal lesson about wildlife. Walk in, no signup needed.

  • ​Friday, May 11, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Bats
  • Friday, June 8, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Owls
  • Friday, July 13, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Beaver
  • Friday, August 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Wetlands Wildlife Lineup​

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