GPNC Clubs

walk, sketch, shoot, and forage with us

In-person programs temporarily suspended.

In adherence with the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines, our in-person programs are suspended until further notice.

We're not sure which programs will be affected, but until we open again, you can learn with us from home!

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Walking Book Club

Great Plains Nature Center

A relaxed environment for learning something new and getting outdoors with other nature enthusiasts. We'll meet to chat about what we've read and (weather permitting) go for a walk.

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Nature Journal Club

Great Plains Nature Center

Spend time with nature, observing the world around us. Each Nature Journal Club meetup will include group exercises and lessons led by a GPNC Naturalist, followed by on-your-own journaling time. Bring your own sketchbook and drawing instruments.

08feb9:00 am11:00 amCancelledNature Journal Club Meeting9:00 am - 11:00 am CST Type:Adult,All Ages

Mushroom Club

Great Plains Nature Center

Take a walk in the park with our resident mushroom nerd, Lyndzee Rhine, as she combs the woods for fungus. All are welcome to join her as she scours the parks of Wichita. FREE. Dates vary and are subject to change.

11apr10:00 am12:00 pmCancelledMushroom Foray10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST Type:Adult,All Ages

Photo Club

Great Plains Nature Center

Learn more about nature and photography and participate in group photo-critiques, field trips across Wichita and Kansas, member-only gallery exhibitions, and more in an encouraging, positive environment.

18apr9:00 am10:30 amCancelledPhoto Club MeetingCOVID-19 Guidelines9:00 am - 10:30 am CST Type:Adult,All Ages

Wichita Audubon Society

Free public programs organized by the Wichita Audubon Society.

From September to May Wichita Audubon Society hosts monthly programs on the third Tuesday, 7 pm at the Great Plains Nature Center. They feature a variety of nature topics that inform us and expand our horizons. All are free and open to everyone.

Experienced local birders will lead you in exploring the birdlife at Chisholm Creek Park each month on the second Saturday. Open to anyone!

11apr8:00 am9:30 amAudubon Bird Walk8:00 am - 9:30 am CST Type:Adult,All Ages

21apr7:00 pm8:30 pmLife History and Current Status of Prairie Chicken in KSWichita Audubon Society Program Series7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST Type:Adult,All Ages

Fly Tying Workshops

Free public workshops organized by the Flatland Fly Fishers

Flatland Fly Fishers will provide the fly-tying vices, plus all of the tools and material needed for you to start tying your own flies. If you have tied flies in the past and have your own equipment, bring it with you.

These free workshops are open to anyone who wants to come out and tie flies or just talk about fly fishing.

09apr6:30 pm9:00 pmFly Tying Workshop6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST Type:Adult,All Ages