TOPEKA – If it’s been a while since you’ve visited a Kansas state park, consider this you’re formal invitation to come on back! The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) to offer Healthy Fun at the State Parks Day, Sept. 26; a day when admission to all Kansas state park ... Read More

WICHITA ­­– Have you heard the buzz? Staff at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street North, Wichita, are gearing up for the annual Prairie Pollinator Party Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and you’re invited.Join the nature center staff as they celebrate winged things like our state insect, the honey bee, and all its many bu ... Read More

WICHITA – Major Dan Hesket, Law Enforcement Division assistant director for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT), was awarded the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Bonner Award on September 15. The prestigious award was presented to Hesket during the 56th Annual NASBLA Conference, held ... Read More

GREAT BEND – Spread your wings and introduce your family to the fun of butterflies at the Kansas Wetland Education Center’s Butterfly Festival, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. From making milkweed seed bombs to tagging monarch butterflies, kids and adults will find plenty to do during this free event. New this year, kids and adults can try their hand at sil ... Read More

PRATT – Staff at Lake Scott State Park, located 14 miles north of Scott City, invite youth age 16 and younger to join in on outdoor shooting fun Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. as part of the 2015 Southwest Kansas Youth Day. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot shotguns, BB guns, and archery equipment, as well as enjoy live sna ... Read More