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November 2019

Home School Compass Lesson

November 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Learn the basics of an orienteering compass and test your skills in the woods. Reservations are not required, but are always appreciated. Call 620-442-4133 or email cnc@wichitaaudubon.org

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January 2020

Bald Eagle Winter Hike

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Lake, Arkansas City, KS, 1401 S. Sixth St
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Free

Mid-winter is one of the best times to view Bald Eagles in Kansas. Searching for open water, many eagles migrate down to Kansas to spend the winter on the Arkansas River. The program will start with a 15-minute introduction to the history and adaptations of the Bald Eagle. We will then take a 1.5-mile hike down to the River to search for over-wintering eagles. Binoculars are helpful but not required.

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February 2020

Bald Eagle Winter Hike

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Lake, Arkansas City, KS, 1401 S. Sixth St
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Free

Mid-winter is one of the best times to view Bald Eagles in Kansas. Searching for open water, many eagles migrate down to Kansas to spend the winter on the Arkansas River. The program will start with a 15-minute introduction to the history and adaptations of the Bald Eagle. We will then take a 1.5-mile hike down to the River to search for over-wintering eagles. Binoculars are helpful but not required.

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Home School Birds at the Feeder

February 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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This program will focus on the identification of common birds found at feeders during winter. Also, we will learn the basic use of binoculars and a few common bird calls. Reservations are not required, but are always appreciated. Call 620-442-4133 or email cnc@wichitaaudubon.org

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March 2020

Bald Eagle Nest Viewing

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Veteran’s Memorial Lake, Arkansas City, KS, 1401 S. Sixth St
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Bald Eagle nesting activity starts in early winter and by mid-March the eggs have hatched, and the eaglets should be several weeks old. This is a great opportunity to view both the adults and young. As the nest site is protected by Federal law, we will take special care not to disturb them by setting up our spotting scopes at a safe distance. If you are interested in getting a close-up view through our scopes, we will be at Veteran’s…

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Home School Wildlife

March 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Learn the basic classification of wild animals and look for the clues they leave behind on the trails. Reservations are not required, but are always appreciated. Call 620-442-4133 or email cnc@wichitaaudubon.org

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April 2020

Chaplin Spring Clean-up

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

It’s that time of year to get the Nature Center ready for another year of visitors. We need your help on a variety of indoor and outdoor projects. Trimming trails, repairing bridges, raking leaves and cleaning the building are a few areas that need attention. Be sure to wear old clothes and bring a pair of work gloves. Soft leaf rakes and/or tree pruners needed. Call for more information.

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Home School Spring Nature Hike

April 30, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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Take a 2 mile hike on the trails of the Nature Center to search for signs of spring. Reservations are not required, but are always appreciated. Call 620-442-4133 or email cnc@wichitaaudubon.org

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June 2020

Evening Kayak Float

June 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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$25

Take a 3-mile float trip down the Arkansas River to take in the scenery and search for wildlife. This trip is open to beginners and experienced kayakers. Participants should bring water, a complete change of clothes (including shoes), and be prepared to get wet and muddy. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. All proceeds help support the Chaplin Nature Center. Cost: $25.00 per person.

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July 2020

Arkansas City Butterfly Count

July 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chaplin Nature Center, 27814 27th Dr
Arkansas City, KS 67005 United States
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$3

This is a citizen scientist survey of the Arkansas City area and all data collected is sent to the North American Butterfly Association. During the survey, we hike the trails of the Nature Center identifying and counting all butterflies we encounter. Close focus binoculars are used to aid in identification. You can join us for the full day or just a half day. Please call if planning to attend. For more information, call the Center.

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