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Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Join us at the Great Plains Nature Center for our annual pot-luck dinner. Dinner will be followed by a short, fun program. Bring a dish to share and your own service.

Free

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that 
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot and practice social distancing!

Free

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that 
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.

Quivira/Cheyenne Bottoms Field Trip

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge 1434 NE 80th St, Stafford, KS

Meet at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and bring a lunch. This is prime migration time for shorebirds at these nationally renowned locations. Contact the leader for carpool information.

Free

Program Meeting – “The History of Riverside Zoos,” by Todd Volkmann

Todd Volkmann, current Exhibit Caretaker at the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit (KWE) in Riverside Park and a former naturalist of the Great Plains Nature Center, will present on the KWE and the storied days of the Wichita Zoo era. There has been an animal exhibit of some kind in Riverside Park for over 100 years. The …

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Free

Monarch Tagging Nature Day

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

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to participate in the monarch butterfly migration.  Families can learn about this unique migration and participate in on-going monarch research by helping to capture and tag them as they migrate through Kansas. Guided nature hikes to the Arkansas River, live reptiles and a seldom seen bird egg collection are all …

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Free

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Bring your binoculars and discover the birds that 
visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park. No birding experience is needed. Expect 1–2 miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last about 90 minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.

Chisholm Creek Park Cleanup

Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E 29th St N, Wichita, KS

Join us after the second Saturday bird walk to collect trash and keep our adopted park looking nice. Bring gloves, we'll provide trash bags, along with coffee and donuts. Meet in the GPNC parking lot.

Free

Chaplin Moon Walk/Run (2K+)

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

This 2k plus 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 to the night. If you plan on running the trail be sure to bring a …

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