Our Mission

Vision Statement

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

Mission Statement

The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative project between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, City of Wichita and 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.

Our Mission

  • Provide opportunities to the public to learn about natural resources, especially the wildlife and plant species, of the Great Plains Region.
  • 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, Parks and Tourism, and the City of Wichita.
  • Serve as community resource for conservation and related informational materials, with emphasis on the importance of urban habitats to wildlife and people.
  • 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.
  • Provide environmental educational services for and accommodate the physically challenged, senior citizens and other special needs groups.