Great Plains Nature Center Clubs

Walk, Read, Aim, and Grow!

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 2024:

  • April 5th, 9-11AM - The Last Ranger by Peter Heller
  • May 3rd, 9-11AM - Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard
  • June 7th, 9-11AM - Nightwalk by Chris Yates
  • July 12th, 9-11AM - A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean

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!

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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