School's out for the summer and Red Rock Canyon is calling kids ages 6-8 and their families. Join a naturalist for a nine-part series that celebrates the Mojave Desert and invites families to learn together. Programs will include hands-on exploration with pictures, activities, and crafts. Learn about mammals, reptiles, plants, geology, weather, and more!
Discover how animals defend themselves against predators at Nature’s Ninjas, the Springs Preserve’s newest traveling exhibit. From hedgehogs to scorpions to tarantulas to poison dart frogs, explore some of nature’s wildest defensive adaptations. You'll get to meet a few live animals..
The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas is in desperate need of sheets, blankets, towels and such to use for bedding for their cats and dogs. Gently used or new items can be dropped at the shelter every day between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. They would also like to connect with housekeeping departments for regular pickups of donated items.
Local artist Robert Belliveau used a polarizing microscope and photographed microscopic crystals that formed in juices squeezed from fruits and vegetables. The crystals self-organized into gorgeous, amazing, abstract shapes.
It’s amazing what a life-changing moment it can be when you choose to open your heart to a child in need of a temporary home! There are approximately 3,000 children in the care of the Clark County Department of Family Services, ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Some are in foster homes and others need foster homes. Find out how you can help at a foster care info session.
The DeCadence Food Festival returns for the third year on September 15, featuring meals and bites from new and familiar restaurants throughout the valley. It will be in Cadence Central Park and will include music and access to Cadence’s new Adventure Playground,
The Wetlands Park in Las Vegas has guided walks, talks, and programs every month. Some require advance registration. April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: BioBlitz, a fun day of science in the park! Identify plants and animals with the help of expert scientists and naturalists. All observations are entered into a global database, iNaturalist.
The Country Fresh Farmers Market is held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday at the Henderson Events Plaza in downtown Henderson and every Friday from 10 to 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Available are fresh fruits and vegetables, salsa, honey, arts and crafts, and more---much more.