The Animal Foundation urgently needs people to foster adoptable dogs for one to six weeks. Summer is usually the busiest time of year, and their kennels are already almost full. Bringing a dog home frees up space, and it also helps dogs who have been at the shelter get rid of some of their stress, making them more adoptable when they return.
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..
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.
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.
The Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas uses male and female volunteers, ages 21 and over, to assist sexual assault victims. Volunteers assist the staff of the center by answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, and more.
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 American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Southern Nevada. Among the opportunities: helping people affected by disasters across the country; supporting members of the military and their families; helping with blood collection, processing and distribution; doing health and safety education and training, international relief and development.
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.