Spring Break Week at KWEC


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Looking for something fun to do this Spring Break?  Make a trip to Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Wetlands Education Center.  Spend an hour or half a day!  During the week of Spring Break (March 17-25), KWEC will have special, free programs and activities each day for visitors of all ages.  These activities will be available throughout the day and no registration is required.

Looking for something fun to do this Spring Break?  Make a trip to Fort Hays State University’s Kansas Wetlands Education Center.  Spend an hour or half a day!  During the week of Spring Break (March 17-25), the KWEC will have special, free activities each day for drop-in visitors of all ages.

Hours for the KWEC over Spring Break are Monday through Saturday 9a.m to 5p.m and Sunday 1-5p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information call 877-243-9268.

Programs and dates for special activities are listed below:

Saturday, March 17th – “Casting Skills”—Do you want to show off your fish casting skills? Put your talent to the test at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center for your chance to win a prize! FHSU Graduate Student Jared Engelbert will give instructions on how to make the perfect cast.  After some practice, it’s time for a little contest for the kids.  Those that are able to drop the end of their line in the target area will have their names put into a raffle for a prize.

Sunday, March 18th & Monday, March 19th – “Birds and Bernoulli”—How do birds fly?  Birds are the masters of aeronautical engineering.  Spends some time with KWEC Director Curtis Wolf using some simple methods to show the concepts of flight.  Then, put what you learn into practice by making a paper airplane bird!

Tuesday, March 20th – “A Birds Life”—FHSU Graduate Student, Katya Frank will explore the life of birds.  Start with an activity to learn some important ways to help you identify common local birds.  Then, build your own bird feeder or nesting material ball to take home and help your backyard feathered friends flourish this spring.

Wednesday, March 21st – “Casting Skills, Take Two”—If you couldn’t get here on Saturday, here’s a second chance to hone your fish casting skills!  FHSU graduate student Jared Engelbert is back to with a fish casting workshop and contest.  Prizes are available to the best casters.

Thursday, March 22nd – “Ready to Rock?”—Young geologists, come join FHSU graduate student Gentry Holaday to learn about some of the awesome properties of rocks and minerals.  From exploring the rock cycle to learning easy ways to identify them while rock hounding, we’ll show you a hard rock time!

Friday, March 23rd & Saturday, March 24th– “A Photosynthesis Battle” – FHSU graduate student Tayler Kriss will give the ins and outs of photosynthesis using corn and wheat plants.  Learn how the plants use light and air differently from each other. You also will be able to plant a seed to take home to watch it grow!

Sunday, March 25th –“Ready to Rock, Again?”—If you didn’t catch this program on Thursday, or if you just can’t get enough rocks, come back out and spend some time with FHSU graduate student, Gentry Holaday to learn about the properties of rocks and minerals.

 

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