The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is dedicated to educating the public about wetland communities, their importance, and the need for conservation and restoration, with emphasis on Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. We accomplish this through interactive exhibits and interpretation, educational programs, outreach, and fostering partnerships with cooperating stakeholders.
Representing the goals of a number of partnering agencies, including Fort Hays State University, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and The Nature Conservancy, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center has a multifaceted mission: Provide visitors with an informative and educational experience. Serve as an educational resource for schools, teachers, and other groups interested in conservation and ecotourism. Provide equal opportunities for those with physical disabilities, senior citizens, and others with special needs. Inform visitors of the mission and importance of the KWEC, as well as the partnering agencies and organizations. Inform visitors of the economic impact of Cheyenne Bottoms to the local and state economy. Provide an opportunity for graduate students to participate in educational programming while conducting their scientific research.
Grand Opening Ceremony