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11 Aug Perseid Meteor Shower Party

 

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting a viewing party for the Perseid Meteor Shower!  Join us at the KWEC at 9 pm on Friday, August 11th for a FREE fun filled family evening of crafts, games, snacks, and stargazing.  We’ll be partying no matter the weather, so don’t let a few clouds scare you and your family away!

The Perseid Meteor Shower happens every year in the beginning of August when the earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet.  It’s one of the most exciting meteor showers in the northern hemisphere, with over 50 meteors per hour at its peak!  This meteor shower got its name because the meteors appear to come from the constellation Perseus.

Everyone can enjoy s’mores roasted over a fire along with other refreshments while we watch the sky.

In addition to activities and crafts, we will have the FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute’s inflatable planetarium for guaranteed star viewing!

Activities will begin at 9 pm, and run until it’s dark enough to see the meteor shower.  Please call the KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 for more information about this fun, FREE, family event!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for more comfortable stargazing.

 

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


13 Aug Herbal vinegars

 

Participants taste edible flower creations, during last year’s “Gifts from the Garden” classes at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. This year’s classes include herbal vinegars, pressing flowers and the language of flowers.

Discover the many gifts your flower garden provides, from edible treats to decorative items, during the Kansas Wetlands Education Center’s adult class series, “Gifts from the Garden” held throughout the summer months.

During the herbal vinegar class, participants will taste and make their own herbal vinegars to take home. Learn the various properties and tastes of vinegars from cider to Champagne and the herbs used to add subtle flavors. Due to the expense of vinegars, there is a $10 fee for this class. Register by August 7, by calling KWEC.

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


16 Sep Butterfly Festival

KWEC’s Butterfly Festival will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017!

Check out the Butterfly Festival page for additional information!

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