The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative partnership between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks, and City of Wichita Department of Park and Recreation. These agencies share a common goal of providing opportunities for the public to investigate, understand and develop an appreciation for wildlife and the environment, while promoting sound stewardship of natural resources.
Come see our educational displays in the Koch Habitat Hall or take a hike on the 2-mile paved trail system in Chisholm Creek Park. Nature-related programs for all ages are advertised on our website and within Prairie Reflections, the newsletter we send to members of our Friends organization. School groups are welcome; contact us to schedule your visit.
Several wildlife organizations, such as Wichita Audubon Society, Sierra Club, and Chisholm Creek Gun Club, meet at the Great Plains Nature Center on a regular basis. Contact us to learn about meeting dates and program topics, and plan to attend one of these open-to-the-public meetings.