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Monarch Tagging Nature Day at Chaplin Nature Center

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City, KS

Celebrate the wonders of nature by participating in the monarch migration. The butterfly tagging program is part of on-going research conducted by the University of Kansas. Participants will learn about the migration and be given an opportunity to capture and tag a monarch. Leaders from the Wichita Audubon Society will be offering a variety of …

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Chaplin Nature Center Moon Walk/Run (2k+)

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City, KS

October is a great time to take an evening stroll under the light of the moon. This 2k+ walk or run will take place along the edge of the Center’s tall grass prairie trail. Along the trail, stations will award glow sticks to those who choose to stop, and answer moon or nature questions related …

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Astronomy at Chaplin Nature Center

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City, KS

Join us at the Chaplin Nature Center for a night of star gazing. Volunteers of the Chaplin Nature Center and Kansas Astronomical Observers will be setting up telescopes to search for double-stars, galaxies, nebulas, and clusters. In addition, the common constellations will be pointed out. This is also an opportunity to learn about the many …

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Chaplin Nature Center Campfire – Night Hike

Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr, Arkansas City, KS

This is an opportunity to explore the trails at night. Participants will hike down to the sandy banks of the Ark River for some roasted marshmallows. Afterwards we will hike back to the Visitor Center without the use of flashlights. Dress for the cooler temperatures and wear hiking shoes.

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