Kansas state parks, fishing lakes and wildlife areas are currently open to the public. See FAQ here.
Effective March 23, 2020, all KDWPT offices will close for two weeks to prevent potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. KDWPT staff plan to resume essential business activities beginning April 6.
For the latest information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus, visit http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm.
For the latest information on KDWPT facility closures, visit https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/KDWPT-Closures.
Click on the PDF below to view all guidelines and procedures to start your OWLS project.
OWLS Guidelines (PDF)
Help Your Site Grow
Earth Partnership for Schools - Dyck Arboretum
Establish a School Wildlife Resource Center
KDWPT Wildlife Resource Library
Establish Community Resources and Support Groups
Learning sites vary in size and character as each is tailored to the school grounds/area being considered.
Site Feature Information
For more information contact the Education Section at:
KS Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
ATTN: Wildlife Education Service
512 SE 25th Ave.
Pratt, KS 67124(620) 672-5911
Or use the Education Email Form.