Escape to the Springs Preserve in January 2012

Start off 2012 with classes, shows, demonstrations, tours and activities.
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Dec. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- EVENTS

Bet on the Farm – Farmers Market at the Springs Preserve
Join us for Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich’s truly sustainable farmers market, Bet on the Farm, every Thursday at the Springs Preserve. In season offerings, regionally and locally grown include fruits, vegetables, herbs, fresh eggs, honey, agretti, pistachios, dates, locally roasted coffee, and many more delectable treats. Thursdays through January, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Access to the market is free. Purchases are cash only.

Christmas Tree and Cooking Oil Recycling at the Springs Preserve
Recycle this holiday at the Preserve - it’s easy and good for the environment! In it’s 10th year, the Springs Preserve partners with the Southern Nevada Christmas tree Recycling Committee for the annual tree recycling campaign as one of 21 drop sites throughout the valley.  The Clark County Water Reclamation District has designated the Preserve it’s holiday drop site for used cooking oil that will eventually be processed into biofuel. Drop off daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. through January 15. Free.

Show your Scouting spirit by participating in ScoutQuest at the Springs Preserve! Scouts can earn a variety of merit badges (15 offered. Classes include: Archaeology, Collections, Energy, Environmental Science, Gardening, Geocaching, Geology, Insect Study, Landscape Architecture, Mammal Study, Nature, Orienteering, Plant Science, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Soil and Water Conservation.  Class A Boy Scout uniforms are recommended. Scouts should arrive at 7;30 am, and should bring a sack lunch or money to purchase food at the Springs Cafe.  Saturday, January 21, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Merit badge classes: $5 each in advance, $10 at the door (4 classes maximum.) For information on merit badge prerequisites and to register for merit badge classes, visit


Wings over the Springs – Live Bird of Prey Show
Meet and greet hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, ravens and more, and witness free-flight demonstrations at the Springs Preserve’s Wings over the Springs live bird of prey show. This exciting demonstration will expose you to the beauty of these amazing creatures and enhance your understanding of the role these majestic birds of prey play in sustaining our environment. Visitors will see a variety of birds that include: Eurasian Eagle Owl, Gyr Falcon, Saker Falcon, Barbary Saker Falcon, Lanner Barbary, African Hawk Eagle, Barbary, Red Necked Falcon, African Crow Raven. Shows take place Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., through February 2012, as well as on select major holidays and Clark County School District holidays, check for more information. Show is included with general admission and free for Springs Preserve members.

Wings over the Springs Backstage Pass - A Bird Encounter
Love our raptor show? Then make sure you get a Backstage Pass to spend quality time up close and personal with these unique and rarely seen raptors. Offered Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. throughout January. **Backstage Pass:  $10 members and non-members with paid general admission. A paying adult must accompany children under 5. All guests 2-up must be ticketed for the Backstage Pass and children’s classes.

Animal Feeding Demonstrations
Join our zoologists for feeding sessions with the animals in our native and desert-adapted live animal exhibits. Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. throughout January. Free for members or included with GA.

The Scoop on Poop
Get down and dirty! Fish do it, frogs do it, pythons, eagles and elephants do it, yet poop is one of those subjects we find difficult to talk about with a straight face. The Scoop on Poop!, a fascinating, investigative exhibit based on the book by Dr. Wayne Lynch, invites kids of all ages to learn a lot about animals by what they leave behind. A tactful blend of good science and fun, Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland created the exhibit. Exhibit on display through January 8, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily in the Origen Museum. Free for members or included with GA.

Ignite your desire for discovery and dream of the possibilities that lie ahead... in SPACE! Find yourself launched into the future of space exploration in this out-of-this-world, interactive experience, only at the Springs Preserve. Touch a lunar sample, step onto the "Moon Scale," take a spin in the centrifuge and create your own mission to Mars. This far-out exhibit is produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with NASA and is made possible by General Motors Corp., Lockheed Martin and Space Day. Exhibit on display starting January 29 - May 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily in the Origen Museum. Free for members or included with GA.

Bryan Christiansen: Trophy Hunter
Challenging conventional notions about life, the rituals of the hunting tradition, home, and the innocence of childhood, artist Bryan Christiansen transforms discarded household furniture into works of art.  The artist  uses discarded items found in neglected areas and transforms them into assemblages that stand in for the trophies, antler mounts, and pelts so often prized by hunters. Exhibit on display through January 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily in the Origen Museum. Free for members or included with GA.

Wild River: The Colorado – Feature Film
Wild River: The Colorado (56 min.) takes you on the mighty Colorado River’s epic journey—from its headwaters in the Rockies to Mexico’s Gulf of California. Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. throughout January. Free for members or included with General Admission (GA).


Personalized Lunch Bag
Make and decorate a canvas lunch bag. Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily throughout January. Non-members: GA + $3.00. Members: $2.00.

Shell Picture Frame
Nature inspires these photo holders: Come in and adorn a frame with shells. Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily throughout January. Non-members: GA + $3.00. Members: $2.00.

Pruning Workshop
Prune with confidence: This 2-hour workshop covers how to prune to train, maintain and improve growth in your plants. We’ll cover basic techniques and focus on a new specialized plant area each week:
- Jan. 7-8: Fruit Trees      
- Jan. 14-15: Ornamental Trees
- Jan. 21-22: Roses
- Jan. 28-29: Ornamental Shrubs
Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. throughout January. Non-members: $15.00. Members: $10.00.

Gardens Plant Tour
Our experts highlight new and unusual Mojave native and Desert Southwest plants for your landscape. Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. throughout January. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Bubbles are fun, floaty and fascinating! Kids, let’s play and explore the forces that shape bubbles. Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. throughout January. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Basics of Pruning
Learn to prune with “shear” success! Our horticulturists demystify your pruning tasks with expert tips. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. throughout January. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Musical Instruments
Kids will make musical instruments out of common objects we can shake, rattle and rock ’n roll! Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. throughout January. Non-members: GA + $5.00. Members: $3.00.

Dawn Barraclough / Jim Johnson 702-822-7733/7737                                                                   
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