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Upcoming Programs
at the Great Plains Nature Center


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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
Story Time
- Every Wednesday at 11 AM
Little Nature Lovers
- Is on vacation for the summer

SUMMER PROGRAMS!
We've got lots of fun in store for this summer!
Learn more here, then enroll online!

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

 

FAMILY PROGRAMS
Family Fishing Nights
Thursdays: August 6
Naturalist In The Know
Saturday afternoons through October 4
Nature Adventures
- Monday and Thursday afternoons at 1:30,
   June 2 - July 31

FOR SENIORS
Senior Wednesday
- The next GPNC Senior Wednesday program will be on July 30.  Join us for an armchair tour of Peru!

Last revision: 07/15/2014

 

STORY TIME
Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
First grade and younger
FREE: registration not required

Join us in the lobby as we read stories about nature, wildlife and their friends.
Mostly for preschool age kids, but all ages are welcome.

LITTLE NATURE LOVERS
- Little Nature Lovers is on vacation for the summer.
Watch here in September for new fun and educational opportunities for pre-school children!

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NATURALIST IN THE KNOW
For all ages.
Saturdays, between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., come and go as you please
FREE, Registration not required

Come join us for a fun, interactive experience at the Great Plains Nature Center. A different topic is presented every Saturday for the public to enjoy!.
July 19 - Snakes
July 26 - Foxes
August 2 - Water Conservation
August 9 - Turtles
August 16 - Dragonflies
August 23 - Kids Critter Book Reception
August 30 - October 4: Topics to be determined
NATURE ADVENTURES
For all ages
Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 PM
June 2 - July 31
FREE, Registration not required

Each week one of our naturalists will share their knowledge of and experiences with nature and wildlife. If you have questions we can try to answer them, too. Get out of the heat and enjoy some cool stuff!
July 14 & 17 - Animal Defenses
July 21 & 24 - Beneficial Animals
July 28 & 31 - Flutterbys

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FAMILY FISHING NIGHTS
For all ages
Thursday: August 6
6-8 p.m.
FREE: Registration required; call Jessica at 683-8069 or register through EventBrite
(search for Wichita Family Fishing Nights)
The August 6 event is FULL, but you can get on a waiting list.

Fish with us at the Great Plains Nature Center! All fishing equipment and tackle provided, or bring your own. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult during the event, and each family will receive a free tackle box to take home. Meet in the GPNC Parking Lot at 6 p.m.; fishing will be at Island Pond.

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SENIOR WEDNESDAY
For Active Seniors
Wednesday, July 30
Light refreshments at 10, Program at 10:30
FREE: registration not required

“In the Shadow of the Andes”
Former GPNC Director Bob Gress, along with Jim & Patty Marlett, will give an illustrated presentation on their trips to Peru, including views of Machu Picchu and a jaguar on a sandbar!

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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