Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Participants can get up-close with more than 50 wildlife species
PRATT – How many times have you taken a hike and not seen any wildlife? Well, if you visit Saturday, June 14, the Great Plains Nature Center staff will bring the animals to you!
Chisholm Creek Park, 6232 E. 29th Street North, Wichita, on
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can leisurely stroll through the park’s universally-accessible nature trail as they get up-close with more than 50 wildlife species at stations set up along the way. Volunteers will be available at each station to visit with guests and answer questions. Apart from wildlife viewing, attendees will also have a slew of other events to enjoy, including:
-Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s Mobile Aquarium
-Wichita Eagle Kids Fishing Clinic (registration form available in the Wichita Eagle newspaper)
-Lunch concessions
-Programs, movies and activities in the Coleman Auditorium
-Hands-on animal, plant and habitat displays in the Koch Habitat Hall
Kiddos also might see a familiar face walking along the trail as “Clifford the Big Red Dog” character will be making the rounds thanks to Kansas Public Telecommunications Service, a PBS station.  
Before heading home, attendees can visit the Owl’s Nest Gift Shop located inside the Great Plains Nature Center to purchase a souvenir to help them remember their wild day.  
The event, sponsored by Spirit Aerosystems, is a great activity for young or old, or any group or organization. Admission donations are $2 per person, and strollers are welcome.
For more information, call the Great Plains Nature Center at (316) 683-5499, or visit

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