​​​ ​​​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

​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

Hooray for Ants

Nature Tales

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 Kids

​Nature Art for Kids

Watercolor Painting
(Adults)

Eveni​ng Lecture Series

​​Wildlife Talks with NDOW

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Family Programs

​Hooray for Ants (Ages 6-10)

Ants are misunderstood—they do so much for our environment. An indoor and outdoor science-based exploration of ant anatomy and behavior.​ Free. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Meeting Room.

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  • Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am to 12:00 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 Tuesdays! All ages welcome, great for kids 3+.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Osprey
  • Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Ladybugs
  • Saturday, March 10, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Mice
  • Tuesday, March 20, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Owls
  • Saturday, April 14, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Rabbits
  • Tuesday, April 17, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm​ - Coyotes

 

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, February 17, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 17, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 21, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Registe​r ​​Here Wednesday Nature Tkyes

  • Wednesday, March 7, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • ​Wednesday, March 14, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, March 21, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • 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


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, February 18, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 4, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 18, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 8, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 22, 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, March 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm​ This program has been rescheduled from Mar. 3.

​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, February 25, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Locomotion
  • Sunday, March 25, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Ladybugs: Amazing Predators
  • 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


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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, February 17, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Introduction to Wetlands Park
  • Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Nature is Personal
  • Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Citizen Science
  • ​Sunday, March 4, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Patterns in Nature
  • Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Introduction to Wetlands Park
  • Sunday, March 11, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Woof Walk at Wells Trailhead
  • Tuesday, March 13, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Discover Wells Trailhead
  • Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Signs of Spring
  • Sunday, March 18, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Hidden Places of the Nature Preserve
  • Saturday, March 24, 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Alien Invaders
  • Saturday, March 31, 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Habitat Hike
  • Sunday, April 1, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Lighter Side of Nature
  • 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


Java Jaunt 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, February 18, 7:30 am to 9:00 am - Bird​​​​s of Prey
  • Wednes​day, March 28, 7:00 am to 9:00 am - Early Bird Walk for International Migratory Bird Day
  • Sunday, April 15, 7:30 am to 9:00 am - Birds of the Las Vegas Wash

More about birds! Join us for International Migratory Bird Day​ on Wednesday, March 28. 

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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  • Monday, February 26, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Monday, March 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 25, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 8, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sunday, April 22, 9:30 am to 11:30 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 Kids

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

  • Monday, March 26, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - Plaster Painting
  • Saturday, March 31, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Make Your Own Art Stamp & Card with Nevada Humanities Gallery

 

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, March 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Leaves
  • Sunday, April 8, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Flowers


Watercolor Painting (Adults)

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

  • Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Spring in the Desert​ 


 

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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, February 15, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Wetlands Aquatic Insects
    Learn about efforts to monitor and control the population of mosquitoes in the Las Vegas Valley. This presentation will also provide information about many of the other aquatic insects found at Wetlands Park. Speaker Chris Bramley of Clark County Vector Control will present about aquatic insect bio-diversity in wetlands and urban communities.

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​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. Advance signup required.

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

Spring Topic: Birds & Migration

  • Friday, February 16, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Friday, March 9, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


 

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