Date & Time:

Sunday 10/15/2023
7:30 am-1:30 pm

Organizer:

Southern Nevada Conservancy

Location:

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Category

  • Childrens
  • Family
  • Guest Presenter
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife


Event Details

Join Southern Nevada Conservancy and the Desert National Wildlife Refuge to raise awareness about Wildlife Refuges and help raise funds. Together, we will raise money to help people discover, understand, and enjoy their public lands through Walk for the Wild than we ever could alone!
Sign up for free to join the 5K Challenge to raise awareness of the National Wildlife Refuge System and Team Desert Refuge Strides by walking or moving 5K at our event on October 15th from 7:30 am until 1:30 pm.
Gather a team together for this 5k and register for this event by clicking “Register Here” on our team page to sign up.

Event Details

Walk for the Wild: Self-guided and guided educational walks 

When: Sunday, October 15th, from 7:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Where: Desert National Wildlife Refuge, 16001 Corncreek Rd

 Las Vegas, NV 89124

What: Walk for the Wild with us and raise funds, all while exploring the sites and sounds of Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about when and where you might see the wildlife that calls the refuge home. Discover the animals that called this area home long before humans occupied this area and learn about the early human inhabitants of Corn Creek. 

Guided Hikes: 

8:00 am-9:30 am
Join a local ecologist from the Red Rock Audobond on an early morning bird hike and discover the diversity of migrating birds at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

This walk will start at 8:00 am at the visitor center and make its way around the refuge trails.

Check-in outside the visitor center and come prepared with sturdy, close-toed shoes, water, and sun protection. Recommended equipment includes binoculars and a bird identification app or book.

10:00 am-11:30 am
Join a ranger from Tule Spring Fossil Beds National Monument for a late morning walk to discover the past human and animal inhabitants of Corn Creek.

This walk will start at 10:00 am at the visitor center and make its way around the refuge trails.

Check-in outside the visitor center and come prepared with sturdy, close-toed shoes, water, and sun protection.

12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Join an NDOW education ranger for a walk around the trails of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and learn where wildlife might be hiding and how we can better look for them! Along this guided walk, the group will practice their nature identification skills, practice looking for wildlife, and learn some fun facts about how Southern Nevada’s animals coexist in such a delicate yet harsh environment.

This walk will start at 12:00 pm at the visitor center and make its way around the refuge trails.

Check-in outside the visitor center and come prepared with sturdy, close-toed shoes, water, and sun protection.

Self-Guided Hikes:

Participants are encouraged to take a self-guided hike around the refuge as well. To complete the self-guided hike, stop by the check-in table outside the visitor center between the hours of 7:30 am and 1:30 pm to pick up a map and details about the trails.

Gather a team together for this 5k and register for this event by clicking “Register Here” on our team page to sign up.
Funds raised for this event will help support the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

For questions or more information about this event, email [email protected]

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