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Golden Belt Gives 2020
11/01/20 - 12/01/20
Golden Belt Gives 2020
11/01/20 - 12/01/20

Kansas Wetlands Education Center/FHSU

Mission

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is dedicated to educating the public about wetland communities, their importance, and the need for conservation and restoration, with emphasis on Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.  We accomplish this through interactive exhibits and interpretation, interpretive educational programs, outreach, and fostering partnerships with cooperating stakeholders. 

Profile

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) is your one-stop shop for every visit to Cheyenne Bottoms and is located at Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 highway 10 miles northeast of Great Bend.  The 11,000 square foot museum operated by Fort Hays State University is home to the Koch Wetlands Exhibit gallery with newly renovated interactive exhibits, a classroom with live animal exhibits, an auditorium, and the Wetlands Gift Store.  Admission is free!  Van tours, a nature trail, a pollinator garden, and many public programs provide a glimpse of what Kansas wetlands are and what you can find in them.  Ask to watch the new 15-minute informational video about Cheyenne Bottoms! Staff at the KWEC will answer your questions about the wetlands and give advice for how you can experience Cheyenne Bottoms.

Contact

592 NE K-156 Highway
Great Bend KS 67530
Phone: (877) 243-9268

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