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Up School Field Trips Scout Programs Teacher Resources Meetings Upcoming Programs

All programs are held at the Great Plains Nature Center unless otherwise indicated.
Some programs may require pre-registration!

Registration closes three days prior to a program!
Read "Reservation Information" on the Programs page.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Naturally Crafty
- Tuesdays, 10 AM - Noon
Story Time
- Wednesdays at 11 AM
Little Nature Lovers
- Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

SCOUT PROGRAMS
- We have programs for outdoors and nature- oriented advancements for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts as well as opportunities for service projects.

FOR SENIORS
Senior Wednesday
 - The annual Senior Wednesday Holiday Party will be at the Wichita Art Museum on December 7!
- The next GPNC Senior Wednesday program will be on March 29, 2017.

 

SECOND SATURDAY BIRD WALKS
Join members of Wichita Audubon for an informal look at the birds of Chisholm Creek Park. Meet at the main parking lot at 8:00 AM and bring your binoculars!
FREE
, no charge to participate.

Dec. 10
2017 dates: Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12

FLY TYING WORKSHOPS
Tie your own flies!
Friday afternoons, from 2:00 - 4:30 PM
Monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

FAMILY PROGRAMS
Full Moon Walk
An evening stroll under the full moon
You MUST pre-register for the full moon walk!
Creature Feature
First Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Last revision: 12/08/2016

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NATURALLY CRAFTY
Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon
FREE. All Ages. Registration not required.

We will provide the materials for you to make something to remember your visit to the GPNC! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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STORY TIME
Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.
FREE.  Age 0-6. Registration not required.

Join us inside the GPNC’s Koch Habitat Hall for story time. Mostly for little ones, but everyone is welcome.

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LITTLE NATURE LOVERS
Every Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
FREE. Age 3-5, Registration not required.

Explore the world of nature through crafts, games and children’s literature. Lots of sensory experiences will develop understanding and enrich your child’s appreciation of the great outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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December

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1 - Animal Coats

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8 - Evergreens

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15 - Where do the animals go?

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22 - Winter break – NO LITTLE NATURE LOVERS

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29 - Winter break – NO LITTLE NATURE LOVERS

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CREATURE FEATURE
First Monday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 PM in the Coleman Auditorium.
Topics to be announced.

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WEEKLY FLY-TYING WORKSHOPS
Friday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Monthly on 2nd Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Great Plains Nature Center is hosting regular Fly Tying sessions with the Flatland Fly Fishers, who will provide the fly-tying vices, plus all of the tools and material needed for you to start tying your own flies. If you have tied flies in the past and have your own equipment, bring it with you.

You do not need to be a fisherman
to enjoy this great hobby!

For more information, call the Great Plains Nature Center at (316) 683-5499 or email Rick Brown at rickdbrown@msn.com

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Full Moon Walk
Tuesday, December 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
NO Full Moon Walk in January or February

Make your reservation on Eventbrite.
Attendees for each walk must come with their reserved tickets on the app or printed. Tickets are open until the event starts, as long as there is still room available.
Questions? Contact Rachel@gpnc.org

Walk when the moon is full. Join us on an evening hike through Chisholm Creek Park under a rising full moon. Enjoy an evening under the stars, without the aid of a flashlight and experience nocturnal nature! Families with older children are welcome to attend. The hike will last approximately 45 minutes.
 

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bulletSENIOR WEDNESDAY
For Active Seniors
Light refreshments at 10, Program at 10:30
FREE: registration not required
bulletWednesday, December 7, beginning at 10:00 AM
Annual Senior Wednesday Holiday Party!
Come to the Wichita Art Museum for our annual Holiday Party. Enjoy tasty treats and learn the exciting upcoming spring programs from the ten Senior Wednesday venues. There will also be a raffle of special items from each venue. Dancer Courtney Cobin from Step Ahead Dance Studio will be the featured entertainment. See you there!
bulletWednesday, March 29, 2017
The Last Wild Places in Kansas, by George Frazier
Author George Frazier will talk about his recent book by that name, which chronicles three years he spent roaming the Sunflower State by car, canoe, and on foot visiting its remaining "wild places". Sites within an easy day's drive of Wichita will be featured!

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Questions or comments?  Send Email to Jim Mason Spidey
Or write us at: 
Great Plains Nature Center
6232 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS 67220-2200             Call:  316-683-5499            Fax:  316-688-9555