Outreach Programs

let us bring nature to you!

  • COVID Program Update

    Due to concerns over the spread of the Delta variant, Great Plains Nature Center is not currently accepting in-person field trip or outreach requests for Grades K-8.

    Our staff is working to make virtual alternatives available as soon as possible.

    High School Aquatic Education Field Trips & Outreach will continue as planned for the time being.

The Great Plains Nature Center proudly delivers engaging nature education directly to K-12 classrooms, as well as adult and senior audiences across our community!

Our naturalist-led outreach programs are 30 minutes long and include an up-close encounter with one of our delightful animal ambassadors. GPNC is pleased to offer these programs free of charge.

Presently, we are offering outreach programs unique to each grade, built around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Outreach programs may be scheduled Monday through Friday during regular business hours (8am to 5pm). Programs will be scheduled as they are received, and we prefer you contact us at least two weeks in advance of your desired program date.

Virtual Programs

Program Selection, 2021-2022:
Hover to see our program descriptions and complete your request form at the bottom of this page!



Explore what animals need from their environment with turtles!


3rd Grade

Discover the complex life cycles, with the help of salamanders!


1st Grade

Compare young animals with their parents, using an opossum!


4th Grade

Venture into the jungles & oceans of prehistoric Kansas, with fossils!


2nd Grade

Observe the diversity of life across habitats, with a kangaroo rat!


5th Grade

Follow the transfer of energy in the food web, with a snake and toad!


Middle School & High School

Fight human impacts on endangered species,  find how setting fires can protect a prairie, and more!


Adult & Senior Audiences

Bring a naturalist to your site with either an opossum, a snake, or a bird of prey!

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Virtual Program Request

If you have any questions about outreach, please contact info@gpnc.org | (316) 683-5499