This is an activity that could easily become an annual family tradition. Get up close and personal with as many as 50 species of wildlife at the 33rd annual Walk with Wildlife at the Great Plains Nature Center here in Wichita on Saturday, May 20, 2017. It makes for a fun and interesting day spent outside. Really, it’s such a treat! And admission is only $2 per person for the whole day.
Volunteers will be stationed along the half-mile handicapped-accessible trail at Chisholm Creek Park with dozens of species of wildlife we may not otherwise get to see.
They’ll have various insects, reptiles, mammals, birds, and amphibians and can answer any questions you or the kids may have.
This year at the Walk with Wildlife, the nature center will be celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. As a special treat, they’ve arranged to have some longhorn cattle at the park that day!
When you’ve had enough of the Kansas heat, head indoors to the Koch Habitat Hall to enjoy the hands-on activities and nature displays in air-conditioned comfort. Catch a fun and educational movie in Coleman Auditorium and shop in the Owl’s Nest Gift Shop. Don’t miss some of the outstanding free publications and guides by local authors and photographers.
Lunch concessions will be available outside for purchase. This year, in honor of the Chisholm Trail celebration, it will be chuckwagon style!
Bring your camera! This will be a good day to get pictures of the kids and the wildlife. Plus Barry the Bison, The Wichita Park Department mascot, is scheduled to be at the Walk.
Walk with Wildlife
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Chisholm Creek Park, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street North
Cost: $2 per person
Additionally, you can register your kids ages 12 and younger for the fishing clinic. Registration form is available here. All equipment will be provided, and the clinic is free with a paid Walk with Wildlife admission.