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Public Programs


The Kansas Wetlands Education Center offers some unique and exciting programs for the general public. Special programs are offered for Children, Adults, and Families.


Family Events

Past Family Events have included:

  • Star Gazing
  • Migration Rally
  • Turkey Hunting Workshop
  • Butterfly Festival
  • Drop-in STEM
  • Earth Day Festival


Children’s Programs

children's program

Winter Kids Programs are typically offered in February.  Turtle Tots is a monthly program for 3-5 year olds.  Summer Discovery camps are held in July.

Past Children’s Programs have included:

  • “Turkey Tales”
  • Monarch Tagging
  • Ceramics Workshop
  • Making Tracks
  • Cheyenne Bottoms Spring Chorus—Frog and Toad Calls
  • Children’s Aquatic and Terrestrial Day Camps
  • Masters of the Night Sky
  • Backyard Bird Count
  • Mammals R Us
  • Nature’s Marvelous Inventions
  • Let Sleeping Snakes Lie 


Adult Programs

adult program

Gifts of the Garden adult workshops are offered June-August featuring artistic ways to use items grown in the KWEC pollinator garden.

Past Adult Programs have included:

  • Beginning Birding Workshop
  • Landscaping your Yard for Birds
  • “Ghost Bird” Screening
  • Butterfly Identification Workshop
  • Cheyenne Bottoms Birds of Prey
  • Dr. John Cody’s “Night Beauties: The Great Silk Moths” presentation
  • Greater Prairie-Chicken Lek Field Trip
  • Hummingbirds in Kansas
  • Christmas Bird Count
  • NABA Butterfly Count

                          Paleo, Ecology, and Archaeology of Cheyenne Bottoms by Rolfe Mandel


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