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
Bat Walk
Search for bats on this full moon walk with a Park naturalist. We will use a Bat Detector to hear their echolocation calls and make identifications. This walk starts at dusk, a great time to spot other Park creatures who don't venture out in the heat of the day. 
Advance registration required. Ages 8+. Fee: $5.

Register here.  
   Sunday, June 12 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
   Wednesday, July 13 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
   Wednesday, August 10 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Beaver Walk
Did you hear that splash? Join a Park naturalist on an early morning walk to spot beavers hard at work. Mornings are an ideal time for sightings of many other animals that make Wetlands Park their home, too. 
Advance registration required. Ages 10+. Fee: $5.

Register here. 
Saturday, July 30 - 5:00 am to 6:30 am  
Saturday, August 20 - 5:30 am to 7:00 am
Saturday, September 10 - 6:00 am to 7:30 am

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.

Birding walks will resume September 2022. For early morning summer walks, check out the Discovery Walk schedule.
Coming Fall 2022:
  Saturday, September 17 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  Saturday, October 15 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  Saturday, November 19 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Studio WP Art Programs

Arts & Crafts 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.  
  Watercolor Desert Tortoise
    Sunday, June 5 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Watercolor Wetlands Waterways
    Sunday, July 3 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Watercolor Dragonflies
    Sunday, August 7 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Watercolor Desert Sunsets
    Sunday, September 4 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Button Making Workshop
Create a drawing of your favorite Nevada bug, flower, bird, cloud,  pond creature, or any of the many wonders you can see at the Wetlands Park. Then turn it into a button so you can wear your art on your sleeve. While supplies last. Supplies provided by
Nevada Humanities and B.E.S.T. Arts 4 U Studio.

Advance registration not required, walk-ins welcome. Ages 5+. Free.
  Saturday, June 11 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


Critters & Crafts
Live reptile encounters with a lesson and painting craft of a wiggly wood snake or lizard. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.

Register here.
    Sunday, June 19 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
    Sunday, August 21 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Plaster Painting
 All supplies provided. Advance registration required. Ages 4+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.  
  3D Landscape with Plaster & Clay
    Sunday, May 22 - 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
  Theme tba
    Sunday, July 17 22 - 10:00 am to 11:30 pm

Drop-in Collage Workshop
Myranda Bair will be working on an original artwork for the Wetlands Park on May 29th. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Lizard Lounge to see the work in progress and create their own 5 x 7 art collage from 11-12pm. Materials available while supplies last. All ages welcome. Free.

Walk in
  Sunday, May 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


For more crafts, check out the section on this page called "Storytime."
Art Programs for Teens & Adults

Guest Artist Workshop
Join Artist in Residence Myranda Bair for a 90-minute workshop utilizing watercolor, collage materials, pencil, and ink to create original artworks inspired by the Wetlands Park landscape. Watercolor paper, paint, brushes, collage materials, adhesives, pencil, ink pens, scissors, and reference materials will be provided for this workshop. Myranda will offer guidance and share techniques to create dimension for 2D works. Guests are welcome to bring their own materials. Advance Registration Required. Ages 12+. Fee: $20.
Register here
  Sunday, May 22, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Drop-in Collage Workshop
Myranda Bair will be working on an original artwork for the Wetlands Park on May 29th. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Lizard Lounge to see the work in progress and create their own 5 x 7 art collage from 11-12pm. Materials available while supplies last. All ages welcome. Free.

Walk in
  Sunday, May 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Learn more about Myranda's Residency at Wetlands Park

Relief Printmaking
In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own unique nature-themed stamp. This course consists of two instructor-led sessions and one open studio session. 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 sessions

Printmaking Series: Register here
Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Open Studio)
Saturday, June 18, 9:00 am to 11:00 am


Charcoal Drawing

Learn techniques to capture the beauty of nature and express your own artistic connection to the natural world. Ages 15+. Fee: $15.
Register here
  Saturday, July 16, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  Saturday, August 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.

 

Art for Kids to Adults
Arts & Crafts open for all ages, great for adults, kids, or families.

Drop-in Collage Workshop
Myranda Bair will be working on an original artwork for the Wetlands Park on May 29th. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Lizard Lounge to see the work in progress and create their own 5 x 7 art collage. Materials available while supplies last.
All ages. Free. Advance registration not required.
Collage Workshop
  Sunday, May 29, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Art Button Workshop
Create a drawing of your favorite Nevada bug, flower, bird, cloud,  pond creature, or any of the many wonders you can see at the Wetlands Park. Then turn it into a button so you can wear your art on your sleeve. While supplies last. Supplies provided by Nevada Humanities and B.E.S.T. Arts 4 U Studio.
Advance registration not required, walk-ins welcome.
Ages 5 to Adult. Free.
Art Button Workshop
  Saturday, June 11 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Creative Paper Making

Create hand-made paper for cards and gifts! You’ll learn how to incorporate natural materials such as seeds, leaves or pressed flowers and decorate with stamps and molds. We'll also experiment with natural dyes.
All ages. Free. Advance registration not required.
Creative Paper Making
  Saturday, July 2 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Snowflakes in July

Learn to create beautiful nature themed snowflakes with artist Bobbie Ann Howell.
Supplies provided by Nevada Humanities and B.E.S.T. Arts 4 U Studio.
Ages 8 to adult. Free. Advance registration required, sessions begin on the hour.
Register here
Snowflakes in July
  Saturday, July 23 - 10:00 am to 2:00 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, April 10 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, April 24 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, May 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, May 22 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, June 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, June 26 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, July 10 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, July 24 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, August 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Sunday, August 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.
  Wednesday, May 11 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Saturday, May 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Wednesday, June 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Wednesday, July 13 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Saturday, August 6 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Wednesday, August 10 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Saturday, September 3 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Wednesday, September 14 - 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. Winter-Spring 2022 programs will be all outdoors!

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

This program is on hiatus due to the summer heat. Wetlands Explorers will return in the fall.
Pollinator Party!
National Pollinator Week is June 20-26, 2022

Celebrate Pollinators!
What are pollinators? Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Bats & More
Learn about pollinators with games & crafts.
Plant a native flower and take it home to watch it grow!

Pollinator Party
Saturday, June 25
10 am - 12 pm
Free, all ages. Advance registration not required.
Fun with Animal Tracks
Fun with Animal Tracks
Learn about the tracks of different Wetlands Park animals and make some of your own. Paint a plaster cast of animal feet.
More details and registration coming soon
  Sunday, July 31 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  Saturday, August 27 - 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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