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- General Springs Preserve information
As a significant resource in the community, learn how the Springs Preserve offers visitors of all ages a unique opportunity to learn about the past, present and future of Las Vegas in the location where it all started—the site of the original water source for the valley.
- Desert gardening and the Preserve's specialty gardens
Take a verbal tour of the Botanical Garden at the Springs Preserve, home to the largest collection of Mojave Desert cacti and succulent plants. Learn about our eight-acre Display Garden, and the Natural Garden which can be found along 3.6 miles of trails.
- The Preserve's history and archaeology
A Preserve archaeologist will provide an overview of the history and prehistory of the peoples that lived at the Las Vegas Springs, and the artifacts they left behind. From Native American pithouses to well derricks and spring houses, the Springs Preserve represents the entire span of history in the Las Vegas Valley.
- Mojave Desert wildlife
The Springs Preserve is home to native Mojave Desert wildlife—in exhibits and in nature. A Preserve zoologist will share how our live animal exhibits, complete with interpretive panels, videos and interactives, show how these animals adapt to the desert environment. Learn about the natural areas along our trails and wetlands, where native mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and over 150-species of migratory birds reside.
- Educational activities at the Preserve
Learn about the wide array of educational activities the Springs Preserve has to offer! For children, we’ve got school tours, camps, Toddler Time, drop-in activities and classes, the Nature Exchange, and more!
Adults have plenty of learning opportunities, too, particularly in the Botanical Garden where they can search for native plants and attend workshops on desert gardening.
- Sustainable living and design
The Springs Preserve exemplifies sustainability. Learn about how the Platinum LEED designated Desert Living Center replicates Native American designs that take advantage of the elements. Springs Preserve staff will share how the NV Energy Sustainability Gallery allows visitors to enjoy interactive exhibits, and how DesertSol, an award-winning living example of energy-saving residential design created by UNLV Engineering students, is a gem in our Botanical Garden.
- Volunteer opportunities at the Springs Preserve
Volunteers are a vital part of our success at the Springs Preserve. Volunteers support every aspect of our mission to build a culture and community, inspire environmental stewardship, and celebrate the history of the Las Vegas Valley. From interacting with visitors in the Butterfly Habitat, to helping our beautiful Botanical Garden grow, there are so many ways to contribute at the Springs Preserve, and we’d love to share these opportunities with your group.