Events

1 Oct Cheyenne Bottoms Craft Fest

Join us at the KWEC for an afternoon of appreciating our local artisans! From soapmaking and spinning to woodcarving and weaving, meet local folks who practice old crafts.

It’s all happening on Sunday, October 1st, from 1-5 pm here at the KWEC! For more information about this FREE event, give us a call at 1-877-243-9268.

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Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend
Time: 12:00 AM


7 Oct Hunter Appreciation Breakfast

Duck hunting season begins on Saturday, October 7 for the Low Plains Early Zone.  Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area offers premier waterfowl hunting opportunities and the traditions that go with those hunts.  Join fellow hunters at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center after your hunt on October 7 from 8 to 11am for a free Hunter Appreciation Breakfast.  Biscuits and gravy, coffee, and juice will be served.

The free breakfast is sponsored by the Great Bend Convention and Visitors Bureau and organized by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, and Ducks Unlimited.

After filling up on good eats, hunters can learn about Cheyenne Bottoms’s history at the education center, peruse through items in the Cheyenne Bottoms Ducks Unlimited Chapter raffle and silent auction, visit waterfowl identification and hunting information booths, try your marksmanship on KDWPT’s Hunter Education Laser Shot game, as well as share your hunting stories with fellow hunters and KDWPT staff. New at this year’s event will be a dog retrieving demonstration and a chance to run your dogs in a retriever hunting test scenario.

For more information about the breakfast, call the KWEC at 877-243-9268.

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Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend
Time: 8:00 AM


15 Oct Craft Series: Cold Process Soap Making

Cold process soap making allows you to create your own homemade soap.  Making your own cleaning products lets you control exactly what goes into them!  Perfect for anyone with allergies or sensitivities to commercial soaps, or who is simply concerned about knowing where their products come from.  This workshop is for adults, since all soap making requires some caustic chemicals.

Join us at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Sunday, October 15th at 2 pm for this FREE workshop.  All materials will be provided.  Register quickly, this is one of our most requested workshops! Give us a call at 1-877-243-9268 to register.

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


27 Oct Star Gazing Workshop

Join the FHSU Astronomy Club at the KWEC for a night under the stars.  Telescopes and expertise pointing out astronomical features will be provided along with light refreshments.  No registration required.  FREE event.

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Location: Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156 Highway, Great Bend
Time: 7:30 PM


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