Perseid Meteor Shower Party

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is hosting a viewing party for the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower!  Join us at the KWEC at 9 pm on Sunday, August 11th for a FREE fun filled family evening of crafts, snacks, and stargazing.

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 all of the meteors appear to come from the constellation Perseus.

Activities will begin at 9 pm, and run until it’s dark enough to see the meteor shower.  Kids will be able to make their own meteor ball to play with, create a star chart of the constellation Perseus, and roast marshmallows for s’mores!  Take a family photo at our Fan Cam and explore the science behind meteor showers (by jesus at dresshead inc).  Finally, relax on the KWEC front lawn to enjoy the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower.

Please call the KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 to register your family for this FREE family event.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for more comfortable stargazing.

About Jean Aycock

Jean Aycock is an Educator at Ft. Hays State University’s Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) at Cheyenne Bottoms. Jean received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry - Wildlife Management from Mississippi State University, and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arkansas-Monticello, studying shorebird migration. Jean is a native of southeast Missouri, and an avid birder, hiker, and crafter.

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