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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gpncarchery
You must be in 4th grade and above to participate in Archery Club. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Max 20 participants.
Join our Photography Group on Facebook to share nature photography this summer. Then, plan to gather with us this fall on the Third Thursdays of the month at 3:30pm for a photo walk!
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.
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:
- October 6, 2PM - The Wild Trees by Richard Preston
- November 3rd, 2PM - The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
- December 1st, 2PM - Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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!