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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May 2019
June 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

Pollinator Party

Puppets on Strings

Storytime with a Librarian​ 

Who Goes There?

Young Explorers

Discovery Walks

Java Jaunt Birding

Golf Cart Tours

​Nature Art for Kids

Paper Making

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.
Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Sunday, May 26, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 30, 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.

  • Saturday, May 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 29, 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. Free. Advanced sign up required. Meeting place: Nature Center Info Kiosk. 

Nature Tykes will return in October.  

 

Pollinator Party (Ages 4+)

Celebrate pollinator week! Learn about pollinators like bugs, bees, and birds through games, crafts and other activities. Advanced sign up required.  

Register Here

  • Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

   

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, June 1, 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, May 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 16, 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.

Register Here

  • Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am - 11:30 am  


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, May 18, 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.​

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. Free. Advanced signup required.

Register Here​​

  • Sunday, May 5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Habitat Hike (Open to all ages)
  • Saturday, June 15, 5:00 am - 6:30 am, Beaver (Open to ages 10+

  • Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Bats & the Park (Open to ages 10+)

Bats & the Park: please register directly with NDOW. Visit their website at:
https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/139737
 

  • Sunday, July 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Bats & the Park (Open to ages 10+)
   Bats & the Park: please register directly with NDOW. Visit their website at: 
https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/139738

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

Register Here​​

  • Monday, May 6, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Sunday, May 19, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Sunday, June 16, 8:30 am - 10:30 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


Paper Making (Open to all ages)

Use  recycled paper, fibers from native plants, and natural dyes to create a unique work of art.

Walk in, no advanced registration required.

  • Sunday, June 23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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. View and share a program flyer.

Register Here

Saturday, June 1, 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, May 12, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Butterflies
  • Sunday, June 9, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Dragonflies


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, May 25, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Owls
Registration available May 1st.
 
  • Wednesday, June 26, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Nature Journaling / Native Flowers
  • Saturday, June 29, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Nature Journaling / Native Flowers

Registration available June 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.

  • Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

   Life on the Banks: Archaeology of the Clark County Wetlands Park - Join Nathan Harper, Staff Archaeologist for Southern Nevada Water Authority and Preserve Archaeologist at the Springs Preserve, as he discusses the plants, animals and people who lived along the Las Vegas Wash and made an indelible mark on its history.

 

  • Thursday, June 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wetlands Park Pollinators - Clark County Wetlands Park is home to a wide variety of insects, birds, and mammals that pollinate many different plants in the diverse habitats of the park. Environmental Biologist Jason Eckberg will showcase the importance of native pollinators and the impressive diversity of pollinators found at Wetlands Park.

 

  • 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

  • Friday, May 10, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    The theme for this talk will be Bats.

Register Here

  • Friday, June 14, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

         The theme will be Owls.

 

 

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