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Wild Things Winter Series

  • Henderson Bird Preserve

    2400 Moser Dr, Henderson, NV (map)

    36.071540 -115.002704

  • We will meet inside the Bird Preserve's building to get started on making some binoculars as everyone is rolling in...
  • Dear Little Wild One, 

    Are you ready to explore nature with naked hands and feet? Are you ready to get dirty and play? Join the Where the Wild Things Grow playgroup to explore elements of nature each week and earn a Wild Thing badge. If you attend each class and earn all 8 badges, you'll receive the King/Queen of All Wild Things prize with our last class, which will be a celebratory potluck party called a Rumpus. 

    For the Element 2 class we will be exploring a new park/nature spot around the valley each week. Our theme will be all about living elements such as lizards, bugs (pollinators), birds, and all sorts of living things. We will be learning how to be stewards of the earth by putting together take home projects that will help invite them into our backyards/porches. Here is a list of the class themes and locations I have set thus far, which might change here and there as I am scouting out the locations this month: 

    Wednesday, 1/18 Birds (Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve)
    Wednesday, 1/25 Mammals (TBA)
    Wednesday, 2/1 Fish (Lorenzi Park, Downtown Las Vegas)
    Wednesday, 2/8 Reptiles (Craig Ranch, North Las Vegas)
    Wednesday, 2/15 Insects (Wetlands, East Las Vegas)
    Wednesday, 2/22 Trees (Deer Creek, Mt. Charleston)
    Wednesday, 3/1 Plants (Springs Preserve??)
    Wednesday, 3/8 RUMPUS (TBA, perhaps Calico Basin/Red Rock)

    Check out the schedule below to find out more about all we do with each exploration...

    Note that parents must be present during each event. This class is designed for the entire family to enjoy being outdoors together and having an opportunity to connect with other families. Siblings are more than welcome to attend.


    We will be sending out invoices via paypal to reserve your spot whether you will be prepaying the full amount to receive a discount or will be paying weekly. Send me your email address and desired payment option to register. This class fills up quickly so make sure to let me know asap if you are interested.

    Prepaying Families:

    New families will be prepaying $30.00 per class so your total for the entire series will be $240.00. This cost includes your whole family. Many of our families have both parents participating each week since it is such a great time getting outdoors with the kids and being around likeminded families. By prepaying you will be saving $40.00 off the total amount for the total of 8 classes.  

    Weekly Paying Families: 

    Any dropins or weekly paying families are going to be at $35 per class. To reserve your spot we will invoice you for the first class at $35.00. For drop ins and weekly paying families payment must be received one week prior to the date you are enrolling for us to insure your spot is saved. Late registrations will be accepted only if spots are available.

    Every Wednesday, January 18 - March 8, 10:00-12:30pm 
    We will explore a different park or nature space around Las Vegas and Henderson each week. All locations are located either within the valley or 30 minutes or less from the city. Locations TBA.
    Ages 0-7 and their families...although the activities are geared towards 3-6 year olds, younger and older siblings also enjoy being outside and exploring with the group and can enjoy the activities with more or less assistance depending on their age.


    10:00-10:15 Salutations and Yoga/Movement Activity 

    10:15-11:15 Exploration - Explore Birds

    11:15-11:45 Snacks and Drinks- We will provide healthy snacks and infused water for the group.

    11:45-12:00 Storytelling

    12:00-12:30 Adventure - Free Play 

    Bring: sunscreen, hats, comfortable walking shoes, clothing appropriate for active outdoor play, make sure to wear layered clothing for this winter series.


    Prepaid families: To cancel enrollment and receive a full refund please notify us by January 11th. We understand that you might miss a class here or there and hope that the discount for prepaying ahead of time will help account for those random sick days.

    Weekly Paying Families: To cancel enrollment and receive a full refund for the first class please notify us by January 11th. Credit may be applied to another exploration in the same series as long as we are given a two day notice. 

    We know that family life is challenging and unexpected. If you are unable to attend an exploration, please notify us as soon as possible so we can adjust our plans accordingly.

    Join us, Jessica and Marissa, and our little ones as we explore and learn about birds. We are looking forward to playing with you all soon! Let me know if you have any questions and we hope to see you this upcoming January. We are also planning a snow day up at Mt. Charleston in December via our meetup group that will be free for participating families as well as a community facebook group that you will be able to join so that the kids can get together beyond the class series and during the breaks. We are going beyond just exploring the valley and interacting with nature but also working together to build a healthy and supportive community of likeminded families and would love to have you and your family join us!

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  • Marissa Mellor G.

    Hi all! If you haven't finished reserving your spot already by paying the invoice I sent you via paypal make sure to do that by January 4th. I will open up the class again then for folks on the waiting list who want to join in on the fun.

    3 days ago

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