Events

    7 Jul Kids' Summer Program: Dancing Dragonflies (Ages 4-7)

    The aerial antics of dragonflies are matched by their power as predators of the air. Discover the two very different worlds dragonflies live in, as we search for them above and below the water and make your very own dancing dragonfly to take home.
    The morning session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., is designed for children ages four through seven, and the afternoon session, 2-3 p.m., is for children ages 8-12. The one-hour programs are offered at no charge. Programs include lots of hands-on activities, with trips outside if possible. Please dress children in old clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Each program will include activities, games and/or craft and sometimes a story. Children age seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The registration deadline is July 5. To register for a program, or for more information, call 1-877-243-9268. There is a maximum limit of 20 per class. Although there is no program charge, donations for supplies are appreciated.

    Just one of many dragonflies found at Cheyenne Bottoms, and eastern amberwing warms up before taking flight.

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    Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend, KS
    Time: 10:30 AM


    7 Jul Kids' Summer Programs: Dancing Dragonflies (Ages 8-12)

    The aerial antics of dragonflies are matched by their power as predators of the air. Discover the two very different worlds dragonflies live in, as we search for them above and below the water and make your very own dancing dragonfly to take home. The morning session is designed for children ages four through seven, and the afternoon session, 2-3 p.m., is for children ages 8-12. The one-hour programs are offered at no charge. Programs include lots of hands-on activities, with trips outside if possible. Please dress children in old clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Each program will include activities, games and/or craft and sometimes a story. Children age seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The registration deadline is July 5. To register for a program, or for more information, call 1-877-243-9268. There is a maximum limit of 20 per class. Although there is no program charge, donations for supplies are appreciated.

    Just one of many dragonflies found at Cheyenne Bottoms, and eastern amberwing warms up before taking flight.

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    Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend, KS
    Time: 2:00 PM


    8 Jul Nature Camp

    Local children have the opportunity to explore Cheyenne Bottoms around the Wetlands Center during summer camps held in conjunction with the Great Bend Recreation Center.

    Participants in Nature Camp will become scientists for the day, like these children in a previous program.

    During this year’s Naturalist Camp on July 8, kids will enter the world of bats, exploring how they hunt, communicate and survive. They’ll become bat scientists, play bat games and meet live bats. Students will enjoy other activities and snacks in this fun-filled camp. Children will be taking part in outdoor activities. Please have your child wear old shoes, socks, shorts and t-shirt. Registration is required through the Rec Center and there is a small fee and a maximum of 25 children. Contact them at 793-6696 to register.

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    Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend, KS
    Time: 9:00 AM


    14 Jul Kids' Summer Program: Dog Days of Summer (Ages 4-7)

    From the rare black-footed ferret to the burrowing owl, many creatures depend upon the prairie dog and the habitat their "towns" create.  Participants will investigate who shares prairie dog digs and make a nesting critter chain. The morning session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., is designed for children ages four through seven, and the afternoon session, 2-3 p.m., is for children ages 8-12. The one-hour programs are offered at no charge. Programs include lots of hands-on activities, with trips outside if possible. Please dress children in old clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Each program will include activities, games and/or craft and sometimes a story. Children age seven and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The registration deadline is July 11. To register for a program, or for more information, call 1-877-243-9268. There is a maximum limit of 20 per class. Although there is no program charge, donations for supplies are appreciated.

    Photo by Trey Towers

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    Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend, KS
    Time: 10:30 AM


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