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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
- Wednesdays at 11 AM
Naturally Crafty
- Tuesdays at 10 AM - Noon
Little Nature Lovers
- Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 AM

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
Creature Feature
First Monday of each month, 2-3 p.m.

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING WORKSHOPS
Six Saturday sessions, October - May

FOR SENIORS
Senior Wednesday
- The next GPNC Senior Wednesday program will be on April 29, 2015

Last revision: 12/17/2014

 

bulletSTORY TIME
Wednesdays from 11:00 - 11:30 AM
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.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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bulletNATURALLY CRAFTY
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - Noon
For all ages - Children must be accompanied by an adult
FREE: registration not required

We will provide the materials for you to make something to remember your visit to the GPNC!

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bulletLITTLE NATURE LOVERS
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Programs are FREE: registration not required,
but please notify us if you are bringing a group so we can be adequately prepared.

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
For ages 3-5, with a caregiver.
bulletDecember: Nature at its Coldest
bulletDec. 4 - Animal Coats
bulletDec. 11 - Evergreens
bulletDec. 18 - Where do the animals go?
bulletDec. 25 - Christmas (GPNC closed)
bulletJanuary: Frosty Fun!
bulletJan. 8 - The Mitten - Animals in Winter
bulletJan. 15 - Tea with Lady Sapphire: Birds in Winter
bulletJan. 22 - Pine Cone Feeders
bulletJan. 29 Tracks in the Snow

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bulletCREATURE FEATURE
For teaching parent families
First Monday of each month, 2-3 p.m.
FREE. Registration not required.

This program for home school families and others will feature one of our naturalists sharing their knowledge of and experiences with nature and wildlife in The Coleman Auditorium. Programs average 45 minutes.
bulletJanuary 5 Winter Waterfowl

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bulletBACKYARD BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP SERIES
All programs are on Saturday
October 18, 2014, 8:30 10:30 AM
January 17, 2015, 8:30 10:30 AM
February 21, 2015, 8:30 -10:30
March 21, 2015, 8:30 - 10:30 AM
April 18, 2015, 8:30 - 10:30 AM (this date is subject to change)
May 16, 2015, 8:30 10:30 AM
Cost: $60.00 ($45.00 for FGPNC members)
Register by calling the Owl's Nest Gift Shop at (316) 683-5499 x111


This workshop series is intended to assist you in the decision to keep bees in your back yard.
Reference material: "The Practical Beekeeper", by Michael Bush
The book is available online in print or digital form. The author plainly states that all the information in the book is available on his website: www.bushfarms.com

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bulletSENIOR WEDNESDAY
For Active Seniors
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Light refreshments at 10, Program at 10:30
FREE: registration not required

Program TBA.

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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