Learn about and watch the interaction between butterflies and the plants that sustain them. You'll emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular insects.
Las Vegas native and Portland Trail Blazers center Zach Collins is returning home to his old basketball program to help teach the game of basketball right where he perfected his skill. The Zach Collins Basketball Camp will take place June 11 through 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Heinrich YMCA. It's for boys and girls ages six to 14.
Lee Canyon opens for the summer season on May 25. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, they offer scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, hiking, a mini skateboard ramp, Onewheel tours, archery, and patio games. Guest can also enjoy food and beverages from the Bristlecone Bar & Grill on the patio.
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.
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!
Science Cafe Las Vegas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30, for a lively discussion of a specific subject. There's beer, but the event is okay for those under 21. On June 6, Elizabeth Stacy from UNLV will ask "Why Are There so Many Tree Species?" She will discuss her work on the highly diverse ‘Ohi’a trees of Hawaii.
Join Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth at their annual Homeless Youth in the Alley Bowling Tournaments on June 9 at the Suncoast Bowling Center. There will be family-friendly fun, unlimited bowling, food, giveaway items, raffle prizes, photo booth, awards and more. Superhero/vigilante costumes encouraged.
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.
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.