Chaplin Nature Center 27814 27th Dr Arkansas City, KS 67005 620-442-4133 http://www.wichitaaudubon.org/cnc.html Chaplin Nature Center is owned and operated by the Wichita Audubon Society. The trails are open AT NO CHARGE to the public from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.
The Visitor's Center is open on Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. year round. It is closed Mondays and holidays.
Dyck Arboretum 177 W Hickory St Hesston, KS 620-327-8127 http://www.dyckarboretum.org/ The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains invites you to become better acquainted with the flora of Kansas. Displays of native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees intermingle with carefully selected adaptable plants. Whether you are a gardener, a lover of nature or seeking a place of quiet meditation, visit this one-of-a-kind prairie garden.
Eagle Valley Raptor Center 927 N 343rd W Cheney, KS http://www.eaglevalleyraptorcenter.org/home.asp Eagle Valley Raptor Center specializes in native Kansas Birds of Prey. These include Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Kites, Falcons and Vultures. It is our great pleasure to help these animals become independent again and return back to their natural way of life.
Great Plains Nature Center 6232 E. 29th St N Wichita, KS 67220 316-683-5499 www.gpnc.org/ Our Goals: 1. Provide opportunities to the public to learn about natural resources, especially the wildlife and plant species, of the Great Plains Region. 2. Provide visitors with enjoyable educational experiences that impart the importance of wise stewardship of natural resources and the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and the Wichita Department of Park and Recreation. 3. Serve as community resource for conservation and related informational materials, with emphasis on the importance of urban habitats to wildlife and people. 4. Serve as a resource for environmental education with school district, youth organizations, colleges and universities, conservation organizations, and other groups and individuals interested in wildlife and the environment. 5. Provide environmental educational services for and accommodate the physically challenged, senior citizens and other special needs groups.
Milford Nature Center 3115 Hatchery Drive Junction City, KS 66441-8369 Milford Nature Center website Situated near beautiful Milford Lake in the Flint Hills of Kansas, the Milford Nature Center provides visitors with a better understanding of the natural communities of Kansas.
The Pratt Education Center 512 SE 25th St Pratt, KS 67124 620-672-5911 www.prattcenter.org The emphasis of the Pratt Education Center is to discover the wildlife of Kansas. Numerous displays, dioramas, and exhibits provide close encounters with the native birds, fish, mammals, and reptiles of Kansas..
Pratt Education Center
Quivira Natural Wildlife Refuge Stafford, KS www.fws.gov/refuge/quivira/ As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge offers opportunities for wildlife observation and photography, environmental education and interpretation and hunting, and fishing. Bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunities abound at Quivira NWR. Quivira NWR has two large salt marshes, and both are excellent places to look for birds such as mallards, wood ducks, pintails, white pelicans, shorebirds and more. Additionally, bobcats, coyotes, and other mammals are often seen lurking about during the heat of the afternoon. For a wonderful wildlife opportunity, Quivira offers an experience you won't find anywhere else in Kansas.
Sedgwick County Zoo 5555 Zoo Blvd Wichita, KS 67212 www.scz.org/ Sedgwick County Zoo is open 364 days a year! Discover more than 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. How long are a giraffe's eye lashes? Check out the giraffe feeding station and discover the answer. How do you fit a colony of penguins in your kitchen? Check out the new penguin cam - it's that easy.
Tallgrass prairie once covered 140 million acres of North America. Less than 4 % remains, mostly in the Flint Hills of Kansas. On November 12, 1996, legislation created the 10,894 acre preserve, which protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem, while containing a unique collection of natural and cultural features from the American Indian to present.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was honored with being selected as one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas. Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced the results on January 29, 2008, Kansas Day, at the State Capitol.
Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center
Tanganyika Wildlife Center 1000 S Hawkins Lane Goddard, KS 67052 tanganyikawildlife.org/ As you walk among the kangaroos, hand-feed the giraffes and ride atop a camel, there’s a moment you realize you’ve crossed the usual boundaries of a typical zoo and entered a special place. You don't just observe animals at Tanganyika, you experience their world.
With dozens of exhibits and exciting species including; Black-Footed Penguins, White Bengal Tigers, Black Rhinoceros, Clouded Leopards, White-handed Gibbon and Red Pandas, Tanganyika Wildlife Park offers a unique, up-close look at wildlife. With a strong commitment to education and preservation, Tanganyika provides a highly interactive, hands-on experience focused on quality family fun.