People who love nature and work to preserve it

The Wichita Audubon Society

Upcoming Events

Program Meetings

From September to May we have monthly programs on the third Tuesday, 7 pm. They feature a variety of nature topics that inform us and expand our horizons. All are free and open to everyone. Beginning in January 2022 we plan to resume live programs at the Great Plains Nature Center. The programs will be live-streamed on Facebook and recordings will be available on Facebook and YouTube for those who don't feel comfortable with in-person meetings.

Field Trips

We take field trips every month of the year, from walks in local parks to multi-day expeditions to other states. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts.

chaplin nature center

Chaplin Nature Center, located near Arkansas City, KS, is owned and operated by the Wichita Audubon Society. The trails are open to the public at NO CHARGE from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.

Chaplin Nature center

The Visitor’s Center has educational exhibits featuring changeable modules so you can learn and enjoy new things with each visit.

Director/Naturalist Position opening at the Chaplin Nature Center in June 2023!

The Director serves as naturalist, educator and preserve manager. Residence at the Chaplin Nature Center is required. For a complete job description click here, or email