Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs

Check out the Groups page to schedule a Safari Cart tour, private group guided walking tour, or a Nature Craft with Friends birthday program for kids.

Having difficulty with the online registration system? Call us at (702) 455-7522 to register by phone (payment not accepted by phone); come into the Nature Store, open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; or complete this form and email it to: wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov (do not send payment information by email). 

Tip: In Webtrac, the online registration system, if you see a gray paragraph describing the program without the date and time, click on it once to view dates and details. If you are viewing it as a table, click the little box on the left, then "Add to Cart." If you are on a screen with an "Add to Selection List" button, clicking that will allow you to add the program to your Cart. We can help you recover your username or reset your password if needed.

Visit the Online Activities page for for kids. Kids earn prizes! Free. 

Have you joined Wetlands Walkers yet? Our free walking club is a great way to get your steps in, explore the Park, and learn about a new migratory species every year. Earn prizes at milestones!

Guided Walks & Tours

Discovery Walks
Discovery Walks
Explore Wetlands Park on guided walks with a Park naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide. Fee $5. Register here. 

Sunset Sendoff  
Send off the old year and welcome the New Year at this Sunset Sendoff Walk in December. We'll have a cider toast at sunset with a view of the Park and the City.
    Saturday, December 31 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Location: Nature Preserve, All ages
    Register here.

Healing Power of Nature
Take a 2 hour walk and discover the historical uses of plants we have right here at Wetlands Park.
    Saturday, January 14 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Nature Preserve, Ages 10+ 
    Register here.

Wetlands Walkers Kickoff Hike
Meet other Wetlands Walkers and learn about the program. Wetlands Walkers track their hours all year to match the migration of our 2023 species of the year: the White-faced Ibis. This walk starts at the Nature Center and consists of 2-3 miles. 
    Saturday, January 28 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Nature Preserve, Ages 8+ 
    Register here.

Nature is Personal
In February, make time for getting outdoors. Enjoy a guided personal Discovery Walk at Wetlands Park. Even a small dose of nature each day can benefit a person’s well-being.
    Saturday, February 11 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Nature Preserve, Ages 10+ 
    Register here.

Hidden Trails
Wonder where that trail goes? Join us in March on a Hidden Trails walk and find out. You never know what you will see! Fun for all ages.
    Saturday, March 11 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Nature Preserve, All ages
    Register here.

Pabco Trailhead
Join us in April at the Pabco Trailhead. You never know what you will see! Fun for all ages.
    Saturday, April 8 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Pabco Trailhead, All Ages
    Register here.
Birding Walks
Birding Walks
Walk with a Wetlands Park nature guide and a birding expert from Red Rock Audubon Society. Each program begins and ends with an informal social gathering where the session’s topic is discussed and light refreshments are served. Great for beginners and more experienced birders! Ages 10+. Fee $5. Register here. 

Java Jaunt Birding
     Saturday, January 21 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am
     Location: Pabco Trailhead

     Saturday, February 18 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am
     Location: Nature Preserve

This program will not be held in March. Join us for Art Day! Learn more.

     Saturday, April 15 - 7:00 am to 9:00 am
     Location: Wells Trailhead

Studio WP Art Programs

Arts & Crafts for Kids
Building with Big Brown Boxes
Come to a free play program to build tunnels, towers, and more - your imagination is the limit. Bring big brown boxes, we’ll recycle!
All Ages. Free. Walk in.
   
 Friday, December 30 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 


Nature Art for Kids

Kids of all ages will learn basic art techniques and practice kid-friendly painting and drawing skills. Parents participate. All materials provided.
Advance registration required. Ages 4-17. Fee: $5 per child.
Register here.  
    Sunday, February 5 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, March 5 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, April 2 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, May 7 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Critters & Crafts
Live animal encounters with a lesson and painting craft.
Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.
    Sunday, February 19 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
    Sunday, April 16 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids Create - with Plaster, Clay & Molds
All supplies provided. Advance registration required. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.  
    Sunday, January 15 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Sunday, March 19 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Sunday, May 21 - 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

For more crafts, check out the section on this page called "Storytime."
For more to do with kids, check out Family Walks and Wetlands Explorers.

Art Programs for Teens & Adults

Nature Journaling
Discover more of Wetlands Park by joining a guided nature journaling walk. Participants will be invited to explore nature through writing and sketching with easy-to-use watercolor pencils and water brushes.
All materials provided. Ages 15+. Fee: $15.
Register here
  Saturday, December 17, 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Powerline Crossing

Relief Printing
Design, carve, and hand-print a stylized version of your favorite Wetlands Park animal for a button exchange with all workshop participants. This is a two-part workshop with optional open studio time for carving.
All supplies provided. Includes 3 sessions. Ages 15+. Fee: $30. 
Register here
  Session 1 | Workshop 1: Saturday, January 21, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  Session 2 | Open Studio: Wednesday, January 25, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  Session 3 | Workshop 2: Saturday, January 28, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Screen Printing
Choose from an assortment of playful animal stencils and add life to a panoramic winter wetlands landscape using the screen printing technique. This is a group project that will be displayed at the Wetlands Park Nature Center, but participants will also decorate a tote to take home.
All supplies provided. Ages 15+. Fee: $15.
Register here
  Saturday, February 18, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Monotype Printing
Learn about the unique personalities of iconic Wetlands Park animals and create lively anthropomorphized portraits with monotype, a painterly printmaking technique.
All supplies provided. Ages 15+. Fee: $15.
Register here
  Saturday, April 15, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Charcoal Drawing
Collaborate with other workshop participants to create a large-scale animal drawing that will be displayed at the Wetlands Park Nature Center for two weeks. Participants will choose an animal as a group and then individually draw small sections that will be tiled together to create a large scale drawing.
All supplies provided. $15. Ages 15+
Register here
  Saturday, May 20, 9:00 am to 11:00 am



About the instructor:

Daniel Ogletree is an artist and Part-Time Instructor at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, as well as a Program Assistant at Clark County Wetlands Park. He earned his MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014, and has exhibited artwork around the world. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife, Kay Leigh Farley, and their McNabb Sheepdog, Laika. His favorite outdoor activities include hiking, backpacking, climbing, and nature journaling.

Guest Artist Workshops


Office of Collecting & Design
Create and photograph a unique flatlay from an assortment of provided items.
All supplies provided. $20. Ages 6+
Register here
  Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Family Programs

Storytime

Join us for a story and age-appropriate lesson about Wetlands Park animals.
Free, Walk-In. Space is limited.
Location: Lizard Lounge (picnic room) in the Wetlands Park Nature Center.
All ages.

Sunday Storytime with a Librarian
Engaging storytime and craft with a librarian from Whitney Library.
   Sunday, January 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, January 22 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, February 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, February 26 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, March 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, March 26 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, April 23 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, May 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, May 28 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nature Tales
Nature themed story and craft with a Park naturalist, with an age-appropriate nature lesson.
   Owls
     Wednesday, January 11 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
   Birds
     Wednesday, February 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
   Ladybugs
     Wednesday, March 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
   Earth Day
     Wednesday, April 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
   Flowers
     Wednesday, May 10 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
   Frogs
     Wednesday, June 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 
   Bees
     Wednesday, July 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Wetlands Explorers
Wetlands Explorers is a program for tots to young readers, with age-appropriate activities for all participants. Young adventurers explore the Park and learn about plants and animals through fun activities. Wednesday activities are all outdoors; Saturday activities may include indoor activities and always feature outdoor exploration.

Ages 3-8. Parental participation required.
Fee: $5 per child. Program fee is discounted to $4 per child after three sessions per season.

Register here.

Saturdays
    Saturday, January 28 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Saturday, February 25 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Saturday, March 25 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Saturday, April 22 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Wednesdays
  Earth Day Can Be Every Day! 
    Wednesday, February 15 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Extreme Desert Survival 
    Wednesday, March 1 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Nature Journaling
    Wednesday, March 15 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Who Lives There? 
    Wednesday, April 5 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Birds of Prey
    Wednesday, April 19 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am



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.

Program fees help support continued Wetlands Park programming. Wetlands Park requests 48 hours notice of cancellation prior to start of class for refund of program fees.

Are you new to Clark County Parks & Recreation?

To set up your Household account, click here. You will be prompted to enter your Household information. Once you submit this request, your household will be activated within three business days and you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any issues with this system, please call us at (702) 455-7522.

Note: Scholarships are available for fee-based programs. Learn more here.


Clark County Wetlands Park
7050 Wetlands Park Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89122
Maps
Phone: (702) 455-7522
Email: wetlands@clarkcountynv.gov

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