Great Plains Nature Center Clubs

Walk, Read, Aim, and Grow!

Archery Club

Registration opens on the 1st of each month on Eventbrite! 

Our NASP-certified instructors host free archery at the Great Plains Nature Center! We provide the equipment, but if you have your own feel free to bring it. We look forward to shooting with you.

Register and complete a training course to join the Club!

Archery Club happens once a month during the warmer parts of the year. Learn a new skill on the archery range or hone your current target skills. All equipment is provided and FREE.

To join Archery Club, you must first register and attend Intro to Archery to make sure you have the basics down and can participate safely.  Join our Facebook group to stay up to date:

You must be in 4th grade and above to participate in Archery Club. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max 20 participants.

Photography Club

Join our Photography Group on Facebook to share nature photography.


We're looking at options for an in-person event where you'll learn more about nature and photography and participate in group photo critiques, field trips across Wichita and Kansas, and more in an encouraging, positive environment. Details coming soon!

Walking Book Club

At the Great Plains Nature Center

Stroll outdoors in a relaxed environment for learning something new with other nature enthusiasts (and bookish people). We'll meet to chat about what we've read and, weather permitting, go for a walk. Check out our Facebook group of updates and a reading list.


Join the club and get a discount at the Owl's Nest Gift Shop. We keep most Walking Book Club titles in stock.

Walking & Reading Schedule 2023:

Wandering Wildflower Club

At the Great Plains Nature Center

Do you ever find yourself wondering about flowers? How about wandering through flowers? Come join our native garden club to get your hands dirty and gain some certainty about all your wildflower needs! Every other Thursday we will be meeting at 9 am to work on the Native Pollinator Gardens, which are home to hundreds of resident pollinators. We may find ourselves planting, weeding, rockwork, watering, raking, and more!

Our pollinator garden is always needing more plants, rocks, and love. By maintaining this garden we are giving habitat to so many species of butterflies, bees, wasps, and other crucial pollinators. It also serves as a place to teach students of all ages about pollinator gardens and exactly what “native plants” are and why they as so important in Kansas. Join us! There will be space for all abilities, skill sets, and gardening experiences. All ages. 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. FREE. Check our Facebook Group for scheduling updates here.

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