​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 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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September-December 2017

​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 Walks 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

Senio​r Golf Cart Tours

Arts ​& Crafts for Kids

​Nature Art for Kids

Watercolor Painting
(Adults)

Eveni​ng Lecture Series

Conservation Talk with The Nature Conservancy

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, December 9, 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.

Walk-in, no advance registration required.

  • Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, October 14, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 11, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 2, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 23, 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. 

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  • Wednesday, October 4, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 11, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, October 21, 9:30 am to 11:00 am Saturday's program may contain repeat material.
  • Wednesday, October 25, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 1, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, November 15, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, November 18, 9:30 am to 11:00 am Saturday's program may contain repeat material.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 9:30 am to 11:00 am
  • Saturday, December 16, 9:30 am to 11:00 am Saturday's program may contain repeat material.

 

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, October 7, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 9, 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, September 3, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 17, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 1, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 15, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 5, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 19, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 3, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 17, 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, September 2, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 4, 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, September 24, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Ssenssational Ssnakes
  • Sunday, October 29, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Animals that Give You Chills
  • Sunday, November 26, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - The Wetlands Feast
  • Sunday, December 31, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Winter Strategies


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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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  • Sunday, September 17, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Osprey Walk with NV Dept. of Wildlife
  • Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Hidden Places of the Nature Preserve
  • Saturday, September 30, 9:00 am to 11:00 am - Patterns in Nature

  • Sunday, October 1, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Citizen Science
  • Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Woof Walk Pabco Trailhead
  • Sunday, October 8, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Introduction to Wetlands Park 
  • Monday, October 9, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Discover Wells Trailhead Wells Trailhead
  • Saturday, October 14, 6:00 am – 8:00 am - Beaver: An Unexpected Resident 
  • Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Weirs Wells Trailhead
  • Sunday, October 22, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Nature is for Kids (Age 5+) 
  • Saturday, October 28, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Habitat Hike
  • Saturday, November 4, 10:00 – 12:00 pm - Hidden Places of the Nature Preserve
  • Sunday, November 5, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Edible Plants
  • Saturday, November 11, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Introduction to Wetlands Park
  • Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Exploring the Wash Wells Trailhead
  • Monday, November 20, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Ospreys with NDOW Wells Trailhead
  • Sunday, November 26, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Nature is Personal Pabco Trailhead
  • Saturday, December 2, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - All About the Animals
  • Sunday, December 3, 9:00 am – 11:00 am - Winter Ramble 
  • Saturday, December 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Woof Walk Duck Creek Trailhead
  • Sunday, December 31, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm - New Year’s Eve Sunset Send Off


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

  • Sunday, November 19, 7:30 am to 9:00 am - Coming to Terms with Little Brown Birds

​Senior 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.

Register Here​​

  • Sunday, September 10, 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • ​Monday, October 2, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Sunday, October 29, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Sunday, November 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


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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.

  • Saturday, September 30, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Stick Puppets & Stages
  • Saturday, November 25, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Snowflakes with Nevada Humanities Gallery
  • Saturday, December 30, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Plaster Painting


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, September 10, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Flowers
  • Sunday, October 8, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Charcoal Drawing
  • Sunday, November 12, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Watercolor Feathers
  • Sunday, December 10, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Winter Watercolor Trees


Watercolor Painting (Adults)

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

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  • Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Seeds & Leaves
  • Saturday, December 9, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Silhouettes & Winter Skies


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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, November 16, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    City Stargazing
    The Las Vegas Astronomical Society will give a presentation about what is visible in the night sky. An opportunity for hands-on telescope use will be included.


​C​onservation Talk
Colorado River Delta: On the Verge of Revival?

Come to an inspirational, informative, and family-friendly talk by Eloise Kendy, The Nature Conservancy’s senior freshwater scientist for the Colorado River Program. 

Learn about the Conservancy’s work to restore the magnificent wetlands that once covered the Colorado River Delta, providing critical nesting and stopover habitat for birds and nursery habitat for legendary fisheries. Through an unprecedented binational agreement between the United States and Mexico, in 2014 a surge of water rewetted the Colorado River corridor from the border all the way to the Gulf of California for the first time in decades. The resulting germination of native willow and cottonwood trees and the return of wildlife demonstrated that it’s possible to ecologically restore the delta with a tiny volume of water relative to historic flows.​ 


​Free, walk in.
  • ​Saturday, September 9, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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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.

Please reserve tickets.

  • Friday, September 15, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Wildlife Conservation & Populations

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

  • Friday, October 20, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Desert Wildlife
  • Thursday, November 9, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm​ - Predators


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