Interpretive Programs

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: (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 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. Spring 2024 walks are open to all ages. Fee $5.

Register here.
    The Healing Power of Nature
    Saturday, March 30 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Is it Edible?
    Sunday, April 14 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Is it Edible?
    Sunday, April 14 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Creatures of the Moon
    Wednesday, May 22 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Bat Walk
    Thursday, June 20 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tip: At the registration links above, click the description box to expand and show the available dates. Click on the box for the selected date and click "Add to Cart." If you go to a single program's page, click "Add to Selection List" then "Add to Cart."

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.

Locations vary and will be announced. Registered participants will receive detailed driving directions.

Register here. 
    Saturday, January 20, 2024, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Saturday, February 17, 2024, 8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Saturday, April 20, 2024, 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Special Guest Program

Free Workshop
Nature Journaling & Birding Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2024
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages 12+. FREE. Advance registration required.

Register here.
Join artist in residence Morrigan DeVito for a birding and nature journaling workshop. Observing birds is restorative and connects us to the seasons, especially when our Las Vegas spring is so brief. With a little over 310 bird species that can be found at Clark County Wetlands Park throughout the year, you may be wondering where to begin in getting to know the birds of Wetlands Park. By creating a nature journal, you can deepen your observations, presence, and connection to the birds you find. At this workshop, we will learn about the practice of nature journaling before going out to observe birds and create a nature journal page that synthesizes field notes, poetry, and drawings. All levels of birders, writers, and artists are welcome!

This program will be held outdoors and includes a short walk, approximately .5 miles round trip. If you require mobility assistance, please contact us. Journaling instruction and practice will be seated.


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 4-17. Fee: $5 per child.
Register here.  

   Watercolor Desert Tortoise
     Sunday, April 7 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Watercolor Landscape & Skies
     Sunday, May 5 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Watercolor Butterflies
     Sunday, June 2 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Critters & Crafts
Live animal encounters with a lesson and painting craft.
All materials provided. Advance registration required. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.
   Tortoises & Turtles
     Sunday, April 21 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids Create - with Plaster, Clay & Molds
Get creative with plaster and clay!
All materials provided. Advance registration required. Ages 3+. Fee: $10 per child.
Register here.  
   Landscape on Tile
     Sunday, May 19 - 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 Discovery Walks and Wetlands Explorers.

Art Programs for Teens & Adults
Free Workshop
Birding & Nature Journaling with Poetry
Saturday, May 11, 2024
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Teens & Adults. FREE.
Advance registration NOT required.

Do you ever wonder which birds migrate through Las Vegas in the springtime, and which ones build nests and raise young here? Join Morrigan DeVito to learn about springtime ecology in Las Vegas and how you can document your observations in the form of nature journaling. As a journaling practice, nature journaling often synthesizes field notes, art, poetry, and personal reflections. At this workshop, we will observe birds, plants, and insects and create poetry out of our nature journal entries, with birds as our primary subjects. All levels of writers, birders, and artists are welcome.  
Morrigan DeVito was born and raised in Henderson, NV. She works as a naturalist, writer, and environmental educator for the Red Rock Audubon Society, aiming to connect people to the wonders of local birds, plants, and insects in order to foster stewardship of the natural world and compassion towards all living things. 
This workshop is hosted by Clark County Poet Laureate Angela M. Brommel as part of her poetry for resilience program.


Family Programs


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.

Nature Tales
Nature themed story and craft with a Park naturalist, with an age-appropriate nature lesson.
   Nature Tales
     Saturday, March 2 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   The Sun

     Wednesday, March 13 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
     Wednesday, April 10 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
     Wednesday, May 8 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
     Wednesday, June 12 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Desert Tortoises
     Wednesday, July 10 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
     Wednesday, August 14 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
     Wednesday, September 11 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
     Wednesday, October 9 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
   Night Animals
     Wednesday, November 13 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
     Wednesday, December 11 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wetlands Explorers
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.

   Habitats & Homes
  Wednesday, March 6 - 10 am to 11:30 am
   Who Laid That Egg?
  Sunday, March 31 - 10 am to 11:30 am
   Buzzin' for Bugs
  Wednesday, April 3 - 10 am to 11:30 am
   Flower Fun
  Wednesday, April 17 - 10 am to 11:30 am
   Busy Beavers
  Sunday, April 28 - 10 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
Phone: (702) 455-7522


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