O.K. Kids Day to be held at Great Plains Nature Center

Youngsters can learn about the invisible power of wind during “Winds Across Kansas” workshop

Invisible, yet extremely powerful, wind is steadily becoming an important source of energy for many Kansas businesses. At the same rate, wind is also an integral part of existence for many wildlife species, which is why the Kansas Wildscape Foundation, along with the Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC) of Wichita, is hosting an O.K. Kids Day, “Winds Across Kansas.”

From 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, youngsters can enjoy a variety of activities including building a kite or birdhouse, archery practice, fishing at Chisholm Island Pond, and much more.

In addition to crafts and outdoor recreation, participants can also sit in on several animal presentations, as well as explore boats made of natural materials.

Event sponsors include the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, the Kansas Wildscape Foundation, Coleman, Wichita Thunder, AmeriCorps, Cabela’s, NuStar Energy, and Natural Grocers.

Concessions will be made available for purchase at the event.

The GPNC is located at 

6232 E 29th Street NorthWichita


Participants do not need to pre-register, however those interested in fishing will need to register the day of the event.

For more information, including a complete list of scheduled activities, call (316) 683-5499 ext. 105, or visit