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Spring Break at the Great Plains Nature Center 2023

Bring the kids to experience new things, gain some new skills, and enjoy nature with you. The theme this year is “Buggin Out.”  Each day you can join them for a different insect-themed program at 10 a, followed by a Naturalist-guided hike at 11 am, and catch a craft afterward from 10 am-1 pm. Each day will have its own theme! 

Parent or guardian required. FREE. Perfect for Elementary age students!

Great Plains nature Center Spring Break

Great Plains Nature Center Spring Break 2023: 


Plentiful Pollinators

Come explore the amazing abilities of pollinators as we take a closer look at bees and butterflies. You will have an opportunity to make your own pollinator garden with a seed ball and create a bee house that you can use in your own backyard. Then, join us as we hike around GPNC as we explore plants that are important to pollinators. You’ll *bee* amazed at how many ways the butterflies and bees help us!



Camouflage & Mimicry 

Look closely or you might miss them… let’s look at bugs that blend in or that look like something else as you practice being a bug detective. You will have the opportunity to hide your own cool critters in our exhibit hall, as well as try your hand at drawing the other half of a cool bug. Then as a great bug explorer, we will go on a bug hike through the woods.



Bugs of the Bark 

Take a look and you will see all the bugs that live on a tree. We will take natural supplies and make your own bug, as well as look at bugs that you can eat. Educational purposes only (No bugs will be eaten on site).

Spring Break Great Plains Nature Center


Life under Logs 

Very carefully pick up a log and take a peek at all the cool critters living underneath. Go ahead and get dirty as well as dig in the dirt to find cool bugs. Let’s learn about the bugs that live in the darkness, and create some wonderful bug mobiles.



Cool Creek Critters

Let’s get muddy and learn all about the cool critters that live in the water as we explore the pond for invertabrates. We will learn about water sampling and make your own underwater magnifying glass.

For more information, visit the GPNC website calendar page.

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