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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December 2018

January 2019

February 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 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, December 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
     
Building with Big Brown Boxes (All ages)

Come to a free play program to build tunnels, towers, and more  - your imagination is the limit. Bring big brown boxes, we’ll recycle! Walk in.

  • Wednesday, December 26, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 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.

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

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Saturday, December 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Wednesday, January 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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.

Register Here

  • Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, January 19, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am - 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. 

Registe​r ​​Here  

* Look for additional Nature Tykes programs in March 2019 *

 

 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, December 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 2, 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, 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.​

Register Here

  • Saturday, January 5, 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.​

Register Here

  • Sunday, December 30, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
  • Sunday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
  • Sunday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 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.

Register Here​​

  • 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
  • Sunday, January 6, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Wetlands Walkers 2019 Kickoff
  • Sunday, January 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Introduction to Wetlands Park
  • Sunday, January 27, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Winter Wildlife
  • Sunday, February 10, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, One mile stroll at Duck Creek 
  • Thursday, February 14, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Nature's Love Stories
  • Saturday. February 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Nature is Personal
  • Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Woof Walk: Dog Friendly! (Wells trailhead)
     
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, January 20, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Sunday, February 17, 7:30 am - 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, December 2, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Monday, January 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Monday, February 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, Febrary 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.

  • Monday, January 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Dream Wall, Martin Luther King Jr. Day activity


Plaster Painting & More (All ages)

The whole family will enjoy this nature themed craft activity. Free. All supplies provided. Advance sign-up required. Please register all who will be attending (Children & adults).

Register Here

  • Thursday, January 3, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Friday, January 4, 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. Free. Kids 6 and up. All supplies provided. Free. Advanced signup required.

Register Here

  • Sunday, December 9, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Landscapes and Skies
  • Sunday, January 13, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Sunsets
  • Sunday, February 10, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - 


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, December 8, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Winter Landscapes 
  • Saturday, January 19, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Winter Weather   *Registration begins January 1st*
  • Saturday, February 23, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Leaves & Seeds  *Registration begins February 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.

Register Here

  • Friday, December 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The theme for this talk is Birds & Migration

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