Interpretive Programs

Interpretive Programs

Check out the Groups page to schedule a one-hour Safari Cart tour for groups of 2-5.

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
Discover Wetlands Park with a Park naturalist. 
Advance registration required. Fee: $5.
Register here.  

Osprey (Ages 8+)
Sunday, October 3 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Nature is Personal
(All ages)
Saturday, October 16 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Butterflies (All ages)
Sunday, November 7 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hidden Places (Ages 6+)
Saturday, November 20 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Nature Journal Walk with a Naturalist (Ages 8+)
Sunday, December 5 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, December 12 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Nature is for Kids
(All ages)
Saturday, December 18 - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Wetlands Walkers Reception & Walk
Sunday, December 19 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
New Year's Eve Sunset Walk (Ages 10+)
Friday, December 31 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wetlands Birding Walks
Walk with a Red Rock Audubon Society birding expert and a Wetlands Park naturalist to practice spotting resident and migratory birds. Get to know other bird enthusiasts and learn about birding resources. Be prepared to walk up to two miles, stopping frequently. Binoculars available to borrow. Great for beginner or more experienced birders.

Advance registration required. Ages 10+. Fee: $5.
Register here.

Program Schedule
  Sunday, September 19 - 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  Sunday, October 17 - 7:30 am to 9:30 pm
  Sunday, November 21 - 7:30 am to 9:30 pm

Studio WP Art Programs

Nature Art for Kids
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 6+. Fee: $5 per child.

Register here.  
Saturday, October 2, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 6, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Plaster Painting
Paint pre-formed plaster molds of bugs, animals, and flowers. All supplies provided.
Advance registration required. Ages 3+. Fee: $1 per child.

Register here.  
Saturday, December 18, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drawing and Painting
About the instructor:
Daniel Ogletree is an artist and Adjunct Instructor at UNLV and CSN, where he teaches drawing and design. He earned his MFA in printmaking from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014, and has exhibited his work worldwide - from China and Poland to Hawaii and New York.  He resides near the Wetlands Park with his wife and their Border Collie mix, where he enjoys hiking, climbing, trail running, and birding.

Register here

Charcoal Drawing
Learn how to use atmospheric perspective to draw your own haunted forest.
   Saturday, October 23, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Sometimes, less really is more: discover how to create memorable impressionist landscapes with charcoal.
   Saturday, December 11, 9:00 am to 11:00 am


Looking for Nature Journaling? Check out the Discovery Walks: Nature Journal Walk with a Naturalist coming up on December 5 and December 12! (Look under Discovery Walks on this page.)
Relief Printmaking
In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own unique nature-themed stamp. Over the course of three two-hour sessions, you will create your own design (stencils and patterns are available), carve that design into a block of linoleum, and then print it onto paper using water-based ink. Afterwards, you’ll take home a booklet full of unique prints from each workshop participant.

Ages 15+. Fee: $45 for 3 session series

Register here
Printmaking Series
  Saturday, November 6, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  Saturday, November 20, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  Saturday, December 4, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

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, September 12 at 11 am
   Sunday, September 26 at 11 am
   Sunday, October 10 at 11 am
   Sunday, October 24 at 11 am
   Sunday, November 14 at 11 am
   Sunday, November 28 at 11 am
   Sunday, December 12 at 11 am

Nature Tales
Nature themed story and craft with a Park naturalist.
   Wednesday, September 8 at 11 am
   Sunday, September 19 at 11 am
   Wednesday, October 13 at 11 am
   Sunday, October 31 at 11 am
   Wednesday, November 10 at 11 am
   Wednesday, December 15 at 11 am

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.

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 

Wednesday, October 6, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Spread Your Wings - Dragonflies! All outdoor exploration of this ancient insect using science, creativity, and wonder. 
    
Saturday, October 9, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Scat & Tracks: Investigate scat & tracks found in the park and create a plaster mold of wildlife footprints.

Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Batty for Bats! All outdoor exploration of this misunderstood mammal using science, creativity, and wonder. 

Saturday, October 23, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Animals that Give You Chills… Learn about some of the animals that you might think are scary or gross!

Wednesday, November 3, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Predator & Prey: Explore the amazing world of owls and the Predator & prey relationship in an all-outdoor program using science, creativity, and wonder. 

Saturday, November 13, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Ssenssssational Ssnakes! How do snakes use their senses? How do you use yours?

Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Habitats & Homes: What do animals need in their habitats and where do they live? Come explore in an all-outdoor program using science, creativity, and wonder.  

Saturday, November 27, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Loco Locomotion! Animals are adapted to move in different ways to help them find food and evade predators. Can you run, jump, and fly?



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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