UPDATE (5/26/20): Nearly all KDWPT offices are now open to the public. Please practice social distancing and observe all safety precautions put in place by staff. Thank you.
UPDATE (5/22/20): Designated swimming beaches are open at select Kansas state parks. At state parks where swimming beaches remain closed, visitors may enjoy the water in other areas, so long as social distancing and park regulations are observed.
Kansas state parks, fishing lakes and wildlife areas are open to the public. Help us keep these areas open by practicing social distancing and avoiding gathering in groups.
For all KDWPT updates, visit https://ksoutdoors.com/COVID-19.
For the latest information on the COVID-19 virus, visit http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm.
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.