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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 February 2019

March 2019

April 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

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

Leave No Trace Workshop

​​Wildlife Talks with NDOW

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Family Programs


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, 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
  • Saturday, March 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 20, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 27, 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.

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  • Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Saturday, April 20, 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. 

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  • Wednesday, March 6, 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Wednesday, March 27, 9:30 am - 11:00 am   
  • Wednesday, April 3, 9:30 am - 11:00 am       
  • Wednesday, April 10, 9:30 am - 11:00 am     
  • Wednesday, April 24, 9:30 am - 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, February 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 6, 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, March 3, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 7, 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, March 2, 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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  • Sunday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
  • Sunday, March 31, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 28, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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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. Free. Advanced signup required.

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  • Sunday, February 10, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, One mile stroll at Duck Creek (Open to all ages)
  • Thursday, February 14, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Nature's Love Stories (Ages 10 +)
  • Saturday. February 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Nature is Personal (Open to all ages)
  • Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Woof Walk: Dog Friendly! (Wells trailhead) (Open to all ages)
  • Saturday, March 10, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Introduction to Wetlands Park (Open to all ages)
  • Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Discover Wells Trailhead (Ages 5 +)
  • Saturday, March 16, 7:00 am - 9:00 am, WMBD Early Bird Walk (Ages 10 +)
  • Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hidden Places (Open to all ages)
  • Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Nature is for Kids (Open to all ages)
  • Saturday, April 6, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Lighter Side of Nature (Open to all ages)
  • Monday, April 8, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, 1 Mile Stroll (Open to all ages)
  • Sunday, April 14, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Spring Ramble (Open to all ages)
  • Saturday, April 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Guided Photo Scavenger Hunt (Open to all ages)
     
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, February 17, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Sunday, April 21, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
 

See also Discovery Walks - WMBD Early Bird Walk
part of World Migratory Bird Day
on March 16 from 7:00 - 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​​

  • Monday, February 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Monday, March 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday, March 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 21, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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

 

Arts & Crafts for Families

The whole family will enjoy a nature themed craft program. Free. Walk in

  • Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - My Nevada Workshop with Nevada Humanities, age 6+
My Nevada Workshop (Age 6+): A hands-on painting workshop with Bobbie Ann Howell, artist. Supplies provided by Nevada Humanities and B.E.S.T. Arts 4 U Studio. Walk in sessions at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm while supplies last. View and share a flyer.   

 

Crafts for Kids

The whole family will enjoy a nature themed craft program for Earth Day. Open to all ages.

  • Saturday, April 22, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Free, Walk in.


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, February 10, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Birds
  • Sunday, March 10, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Leaves
  • Sunday, April 14, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Flowers 

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, February 23, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Leaves & Seeds 
    

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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 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

Join Nathan Harper, SNWA Archaeologist, as he discusses the history of work and coordination between stakeholders and agencies to protect the important archaeological resources of the Las Vegas Wash and Clark County Wetlands Park. 


Leave No Trace Workshop (Ages 12-14)

Come to a workshop to develop a personal outdoor ethic, guided by Leave No Trace principles. 

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  • Friday, April 19, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


​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, March 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The theme for this talk is Mammals at the Wetlands

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