Art on the Trail Registration

All ages, experience levels, and mediums are welcome!

Artists are welcome to set up anywhere on the trail within comfortable walking distance from the GPNC building! This is a public event so while you create your art, you'll be an inspiration to the community. At the end of the event, you'll have the opportunity to turn your masterpiece in to be judged. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in both the Junior and Adult categories, as well as a Public Choice Award. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Deadline is September 30th! 

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  • Want a National Park Pass?

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  • Our Vision

    To inspire stewardship of the natural world through exceptional experiences to benefit future generations.

  • Our Mission

    The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative project between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Kansas Wildlife & Parks, City of Wichita, and the Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center. These Partners share a common goal of providing opportunities for the public to investigate, understand and develop an appreciation for wildlife and the environment, while promoting sound stewardship of natural resources.

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Great Plains Nature Center depends on the generosity of our members and donors.

As a Friend of the Great Plains Nature Center, you receive our newsletter, 10% discount in the Owl's Nest Gift Shop, invitations to special Friends-only events, and discounts on some paid events. Most importantly, your membership dollars support our educational mission by paying for program costs, animal ambassador care, and many more essentials, so thank you for being our Friend!