Mildale Farm & Open Park

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:00pm Edgerton, KS

Johnson County Parks and Recreation along side CopsnBobbers invite you to a day of hiking, campfire activities, pumpkin carving and wagon rides....

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Hike of the Week - Cedar Crest

Saturday, December 13, 2014 (All day) , CO

This is an unguided hike recommendation that can be done anytime - like this weekend! Check out the new trail head kiosk trail map and the mid-...

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Winter Changes - How do animals adapt to cold weather?

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm Topeka, KS

Trees, reptiles, butterflies, and bees all have different winter habits. Learn how changes in the environment affect living things and investigate...

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Hike of the Week - Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Saturday, December 20, 2014 (All day) Topeka, KS

Families and children can explore KCDC's forest and enjoy all the wonders of nature in an intimate, safe environment. Observe the native...

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New Year's Day Orienteering

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Lawrence, KS

Use a map to orienteering through the woods around Clinton Lake. Points are marked on the map; you chose the best route from point to point. Three...

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Walking Tour Tribute to VP Charles Curtis

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm Topeka, KS

Walking Tour followed by program and reception celebrating the birthday anniversary of Congressman, Senator, Vice-President Charles Curtis. The...

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Winter Tree ID Walk

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Topeka, KS

Learn to identify trees with only buds, twigs, and bark as clues. We will walk the many trails through the Oak-Hickory woods of Dornwood Park....

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February 28th 2015 Hike with the Eagles!

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm , KS

A chilly but scenic time to hike, February is THE prime time to see American Bald Eagles in their natural habitat – right here in Kansas! We will...

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail - Spring Maintenance Outing

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:45pm Oskaloosa, KS

We'll be working on improving part of this 30-mile trail. Bring a lunch, water, and bow saws or loppers if you have them (we do have extra...

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Birding for a Life Long Adventure

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Dr. Seibel will be back again for this informative talk about bird watching and identification.

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Cedar Crest Woodland Wildflower Walk

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Topeka, KS

Explore the woods at MacLennan Park (Cedar Crest). These oak-hickory woods have an abundance of native woodland wildflowers. We will hike on the...

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Woodland Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Join our expert, Lynda Ochs, as you walk through the woodlands at the Arboretum to see the vast selection of native wildflowers in bloom. Please...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Old Military Trail Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm , KS

In the past we have seen Trout Lilies, Dutchman's Breeches, Mayapples, Jack in the Pulpit, Bladdernut Shrubs and more.

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Hillsdale State Park Open House

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day) Paola, KS

Hillsdale State Park is hosting their annual Open House April 25th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Come tour the Jayhawk Marina, join the Skeet...

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Webster State Park Open House

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day) Stockton, KS

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced that all state parks will hold an Open House on Saturday April 25th, 2015. There...

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State Park Open House

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 5:00am to 11:00pm Lawrence, KS

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced that all state parks will hold an Open House on Saturday April 25th, 2015. There...

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TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm Olathe, KS

If you have not seen TimberRidge Adventure Center yet, now is your chance! During our annual Open House, choose from several activities: canoeing...

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OK Kids Day - FREE Event

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm Paola, KS

Hillsdale is hosting an OK Kids Day April 25 at the State Park Office.
This is a FREE event.
9am - Meet your Rangers and Safety Tips...

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Prairie Spirit Trail State Park Open House- Ottawa Depot

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Ottawa, KS

State Park Open House.

Trail Support organizations will have exhibits as well as free snacks through the lunch hour.

A good chance...

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O.K. Kids Day at Pittsburg

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:30am to 2:00pm Pittsburg, KS

What a full day of fun with the family! Start with a fishing derby and then enjoy the other 18 activities scheduled through the day. Slow down...

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KNPS Spring Board Meeting & Outing

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm Hiawatha, KS

The Spring board meeting will be held at the The Klinefelter Barn located on Highland Community College's Klinefelter Farm. The barn was...

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Discover Salina Naturally

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm Salina, KS

Discover Salina is a unique, free, yearly event that achieves three goals; it introduces young families to local history, children to nature and...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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National Trails Day

Saturday, June 6, 2015 (All day) , KS

Trail permit fee will be waived in honor of National Trails Day. ( Daily permits are normally $3.50 for adults 16 yrs of age or older, or an...

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Night Hawk 50K Trail Run

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 9:00pm Lawrence, KS

The Lawrence Trail Hawks are hosting their own Night Hawk 50K Run. Contact Mary Ann Frerert ...

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orienteering on KU campus

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:00am Lawrence, KS

Can you navigate from checkpoint to checkpoint? Use a map to pick the best route. It's like a treasure hunt! Perfect for kids of all ages....

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Grant-Bradbury Prairie Walk

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm Topeka, KS

Join KNPS for the 13th Annual walk at Grant-Bradbury Prairie Park. This 80-acre tallgrass prairie contains over 300 plant species. On this tour,...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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12th Annual O.K. Kids Day - Clinton State Park

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 9:00pm Lawrence, KS

Spend your day with family and friends at Clinton State Park! It's a great time, it's so easy and it's free! The event and...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Lawrence Trail Hawks / Birthday Fun Run

Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 7:00am to 5:00pm Lawrence, KS

Members only trail run put on by the Lawrence Trail Hawks.

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RETRO WEEKEND AT POMONA STATE PARK

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 10:00am to 10:00pm Vassar, KS

Friends of Pomona State Park will be hosting their 2nd Annual Retro Weekend at Pomona State Park on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The event will be...

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North Central KS Outdoor Youth Fair

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm Osborne, KS

Sponsored by the Osborne County PF Chapter, Osborne Gun Club, KDWPT, Nex-Tech, and Keith Hahn Memorial, this event is open to kids 17 and younger...

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Lawrence Trail Hawks / Frozen A$$ Run

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 5:00am to 2:00pm Lawrence, KS

Running many 3 mile loops from the last cabin in that area. Running on the blue trail of the North Shore Hiking / Biking Trails. 50...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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O.K. Kids Day on the Trail

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Topeka, KS

Spend the day on the nature trail completing one activity after another! Practice reel casting, learn to shoot a bb gun and use a compass. Stop...

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Full Moon Walk

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

The full moon will light the paths. Star gazing, night time sights and sounds, bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary....

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Healthy Fun at the State Parks Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day) LAWRENCE, KS

Our events...
One hour Hike starts at Noon at the Beach Parking Lot
Grand Re-Opening of our 9 hole Frisbee Disc Golf Course - Come...

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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD FREE PARK ENTRY DAY

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day) Paola, KS

Please join us at Hillsdale State Park on Saturday, September 26th for a Free Park Entry Day sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield. No vehicle...

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Orienteering at Clinton Overlook

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Lawrence, KS

Orienteering is a map adventure challenge. You will be given a detailed map with a course pre-marked on it. You will navigate to the bright...

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Of Earth and Sky: Plein Air Painting in the Flint Hills (oils) with John Hulsey

Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm Manhattan, KS

FHDC Members: $115 | Non-Members: $125
Painting outdoors, or plein air painting, has become extremely popular again and many of the top...

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Sanders Saunter 10K/5K Trail Run - Lawrence Trail Hawks

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 5:00am to 2:00pm Lawrence, KS

This 10K/5K Trail Runs will start and finish at the Corp of Engineers Overlook Area. (The race loop turnaround is near campground #1 at lands end...

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A Little History

Thursday, November 26, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, November 29, 2015 (All day) , KS

For a short history lesson and a relaxing hike, begin at the Constant Park parking lot near downtown Lawrence where you can read about the history...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, November 28, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, December 5, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, December 12, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next guided hike will take place on December 13th. Meet at the Park Office at 1 p.m. We’ll take a 2 hour hike. This month we’ll be heading...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, December 19, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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First Day Guided Hike

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Start the year off right, with US on the trails. We will start out in our Picnic Area on our hike. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to see the...

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Hike with the Eagles!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm LECOMPTON, KS

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eagle Hike on Saturday February 13th!

We will be meeting at an INDOOR location in Historic Lecompton where we...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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New Moon Walk

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

Enjoy star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds, and educational activities for the whole family. Don't forget your flashlight! No pre-...

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8 MILES OF MARCH MADNESS

Saturday, March 5, 2016 (All day) OZAWKIE, KS

It's that time of year, it could be cold and snowy or it could be springy and vaguely warm so obviously we should take a hike!! This will be...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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Wednesday Walk - Baker Wetlands (Unguided)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (All day) Lawrence, KS

Why wait for the weekend to get outside? Check out the newly opened trail at Baker Wetlands. Once completed, nearly 10 miles of trails will be...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Wednesday Walk - Pomona State Park

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (All day) Vasser, KS

Why wait for the weekend? Enjoy a Wednesday hike at Pomona State Park. Open dawn til dusk, this unguided activity will allow you to enjoy the...

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GeoArboretum

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for...

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GeoKids

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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Wednesday Walk - Flint Hills Nature Trail

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (All day) , KS

Why wait for the weekend? The longest trail in Kansas at 117 miles, this all volunteer, Rails-To-Trails project crosses five counties in eastern...

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Pomona State Park Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm Vassar, KS

Pomona State Park will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Southwind Shelter House on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Food Vendors will be on site...

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8 MORE MILES

Saturday, April 2, 2016 (All day) , KS

SOLD OUT!!!!! CHECK dirtygirladventures.net and the dirtyshop for details on other activities.

JOIN THE DIRTY GIRLS ON ANOTHER 8 MILE...

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GeoKids

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Spring Wildflower Walk

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Paola, KS

Ken O’Dell will lead an exploration of the 1.5 mile ‘Hidden Spring Nature Trail” (Yes, there is a hidden spring!). While the terrain is steep in...

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Run/Walk Coyote Trail @ Webster State Park

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am Stockton, KS

Run/Walk the Coyote Trail at 9 am. The loop is approx. 3 miles long. Bridget Starbuck will be leading the run starting at 9 however you are...

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Cheney Lake Association O.K. Kids Day

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Cheney State Park, KS

Take the kids and enjoy a day at Cheney State Park. The Park's fisheries biologist will present common types of fish and other wildlife...

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GeoArboretum

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for...

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DOWN AND DIRTY FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKE

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (All day) , KS

JOIN THE DIRTY GIRLS FOR A FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKE AT LAKE PERRY! WE WILL COMPLETE A 3 MILE HIKE, AND THIS EVENT IS APPROPRIATE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL...

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Camp Wood YMCA Centennial Celebration

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm Elmdale, KS

Camp Wood YMCA Centennial: Celebrating 100 Summers
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch provided)

Join us for a free...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Camp Wood YMCA Memorial Day Family Camp

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 1:00pm Elmdale, KS

Give the T.V. a break, pack up the kids, and head to Camp Wood YMCA for the family vacation of a lifetime.

For three days over Memorial and...

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GeoKids

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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GeoArboretum

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for...

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GeoKids

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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International Forest of Friendship Induction Ceremonies

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am Atchison, KS

Each year in June the Forest inducts honorees, honoring those who have, or still are, contributing to all facets of aviation and aerospace....

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve - Butterflies and Pollinators

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Strong City, KS

Join members of KNPS at the historic Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on June 18 for presentations, wildflower walks, butterfly counting and...

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Wildflowers and Butterflies National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 4:00pm Strong City, KS

This special Park Service centennial weekend will focus on prairie wildflowers and the butterflies that they attract. Presentations include...

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Governor's Campout & Great Outdoor Day

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:00am , KS

Great Outdoors Day:
Celebrate Get Outdoors Month with the Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism & others for a FREE...

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MINDFUL MILES

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:15pm to 8:15pm , KS

DURING THIS SPECIAL EVENT, THE DIRTY GIRLS WILL COACH YOU ON ACTIVE MINDFULNESS, AND ENGAGE YOU IN AN EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO BE MORE...

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GeoKids

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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FIREWORKS AT POMONA STATE PARK

Saturday, July 2, 2016 (All day) VASSAR, KS

FIREWORKS SHOW CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 2ND.
DUE TO UPCOMING FORECAST OF HEAVY RAIN IN THE AREA.
THE SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A...

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GeoKids

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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FREE Entry Day at Clinton State Park

Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day) Lawrence, KS

Enjoy the State Park without purchasing a daily vehicle permit TODAY!

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Tiara Tri

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 7:30am , KS

On August 27th, 2016, El Dorado Lake will again host the area's only all women's triathlon. This all women's triathlon event will...

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Full Moon Walk

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

The full moon will light the paths. Enjoy moon gazing, night time sights and sounds and educational activities for the whole family. Don't...

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Dirty Girl Camp Weekend

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:45pm Council Grove , KS

WE'RE GOING TO CAMP! Remember going to camp when you were a kid? Bunk beds, dining hall, campfires and s'mores? Yep, this retreat will...

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GeoArboretum

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for...

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GeoKids

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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Dirty Girls Go All the Way (on the Lake Perry Trail - 29 miles) Half-way options available

Saturday, October 22, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 23, 2016 (All day) , KS

It's time to HIKE!

The Perry Lake Trail is 29 miles of back country hiking including steep and rocky inclines and declines. Terrain is...

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New Moon Walk

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

Enjoy star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds, and educational activities for the whole family. Don't forget your flashlight! No pre-...

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Halloween Spooky Trail at Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Topeka, KS

Join us in the outdoor classroom at Kansas Children's Discovery Center from 11 am - 3 pm on October 29th! Wear your costume and go through...

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GLOW OUTSIDE #optoutside ON BLACK FRIDAY

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:15pm , KS

This Black Friday why not do something different? It's the day after Thanksgiving, isn't that a great day to #OptOutside? Join Dirty...

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Hike at Konza Prairie

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Manhattan, FL

Hey everyone.
I know I lead this same trip all the time, but Konza really is one of the best ways to show people how pretty the flint hills...

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First Day Hike, Tuttle Creek State Park

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm Manhattan, KS

Meet at State Park Office January 1, 2017 for a First Day Hike at 4pm to 6PM. Wear weather appropriate clothing, water, binoculars, light,...

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail Maintenance

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 9:15am to 3:30pm Oskaloosa, KS

Meeting Time:
9:15 am
Working Time:
9:30 am to about 3:30 pm, with 1/2 hour or so for lunch.

Bring: Lunch, snacks, water...

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Wednesday Walk - Kaw River State Park

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (All day) Topeka, KS

Now is a great time to check out your favorite trail for a Wednesday Walk because the trail takes on a completely new look with the change of...

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Orienteer Kansas Meet

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm Lawrence, KS

Orienteer Kansas will be using the North Short Trail System for a meet. The Start / Finish line will be in the Corp of Engineers Overlook Area...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Tuttle Trek

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:45pm to 3:00pm Manhattan, KS

Participants will go on a guided hike thru the park. Meet at State Park Office. State Park vehicle permit required. Bring comfortable hiking...

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Thunder Ridge 3 Mile Hike

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm Ozawkie, KS

Join the Dirty Girls for a beautiful hike through the woods near Lake Perry. We will hike about 3 miles, with some steep and rocky terrain.

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8 Miles of March Madness

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 1:00pm , KS

3/11 – 8 Miles of March Madness Check in at 8:30.
Event from 9 – 1pm
$40 regular $30 member

Join us to hike 8 Miles on the...

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Tuttle Trek

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 12:15pm to 3:00pm Manhattan, KS

AmeriCorps members will lead a guided hike through the park. At the conclusion, a craft item will be built.

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Fool's Day Hike

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm Lawrence, KS

4/1 – Fool’s Day Hike Check in at 8:30.
Event from approximately 9 – 12. $40 regular $30 member

Join us to hike the 5 mile Fitch...

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Tuttle Trek - Fossil Hike

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:45pm to 3:00pm Manhattan, KS

AmeriCorps members will take participants on a guided fossil hike in the Tuttle Canyons Area.

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National River Cleanup - Big Blue River

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00pm to 11:30pm Manhattan, KS

Volunteers being sought to help clean up trash along Big Blue River. Event is sponsored by Tuttle Creek State Park, americanrivers.org and...

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Woodland Wildflower Walk

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Overland Park, KS

Join our experts, Lynda Ochs and Ken O'Dell, as you walk through the woodlands at the Arboretum to see the vast selection of native...

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Dirty Girls Get Away!

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm Council Grove, KS

4/21 – 4/23 Dirty Girls Get Away! 6pm Friday through Sunday afternoon
$350 regular $300 member

Join us at Camp White on Council...

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Mike Stoakes Bird Walk

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly...

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GeoArboretum

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am Overland Park, KS

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for...

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Tour of the Trees with Ernest & O'Dell

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Overland Park, KS

Join our tree experts, Jim Earnest and Ken O'Dell, as you wind through the trails at the Arboretum and see a vast selection of trees in their...

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Prairie Day at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Topeka, KS

Celebrate the prairie on Saturday, April 29th! Explore the trails in the prairie while completing a scavenger hunt. Talk with experts about...

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Trent Reed Bird Walk

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Local expert Trent Reed will lead this very informative bird walk. Each session varies on what birds are spotted. Duration is one hour, plus...

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Webster State Park OK KIDS Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm Stockton, KS

Youth Ages 4-12 are invited to attend the activities located throughout the park. They will be a fishing clinic, a skins and skulls presentation...

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Let's Camp America- Cedar Bluff

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm Ellis, KS

Let's Camp America! Join the nation wide effort to get families outdoors. Pack up your tent and join us here at Cedar Bluff State Park....

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Kids Fishing Derby with the Clinton State Parks Fishing’s Future Chapter

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Lawrence, KS

RESCHEDULED FROM 4/22/17 - NOW 5/6/17
KDWPT/ Clinton State Park chapter of Fishing’s Future will host a Kid’s Fishing Derby on May 6, 2017...

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Discover Salina Naturally

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm , KS

Meet a pioneer or mountain man
Talk to a buffalo hunter
See a sophisticated telescope and view
the surface of the sun
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National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Enjoy this opportunity to the spend some time learning about the many gardens at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Our...

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GeoKids

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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Mike Stoakes Bird Walk

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Grand Walk in the Arboretum

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

School is out, celebrate summer by taking your grandkids on a Grand Walk of the Arboretum. Enjoy this opportunity to spend some time learning...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Arboretum volunteers and all around birders, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly 100...

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Plein Air Painting on Coyote Trail @ Webster State Park

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm Stockton, KY

Contract Sherry Robinson 785-302-0030 or Annette Overlease 785-871-7196 for additional information.

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Dillon Nature Center/Wal-mart O.K. Kids Fishing Day

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Hutchinson, KS

This is a wonderful opportunity for the family to spend the day together fishing and enjoying nature. Door prizes and lunch provided.

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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GeoArboretum

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am Overland Park, KS

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for...

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3rd Annual Serious Fun Mud Run at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center!

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:45pm Topeka, KS

Join us on June 4th for the 3rd Annual Serious Fun Mud Run!

The Serious Fun Mud Run is for anyone age 4+ and features running through...

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GeoKids

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Topeka, KS

It's time for a scavenger hunt! Join us in our Outdoor Classroom as we navigate through nature. It's sure to be Serious Fun! At 1 pm at...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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GeoKids

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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GeoArboretum

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

Come and gaze at the nighttime sky. This event will be an interactive experience with activities for all ages. S'more kits also will be...

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GeoKids

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:30am Overland Park, KS

Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on...

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El Dorado State Park O.K.Kids Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 3:00pm El Dorado, KS

Take the family to El Dorado State Park for a day filled with fun for all! Thanks to KDWPT and their many partners, you will be guided through...

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Free Admission Weekend

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 8, 2017 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Admission to the Arboretum is free all weekend long.

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail Maintenance

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:15am to 3:45pm Oskaloosa, KS

We'll be working on improving part of this 30-mile trail. Bring a lunch, water, and bow saws or loppers if you have them (we do have extra...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

Come and gaze at the nighttime sky. This event will be an interactive experience with activities for all ages. S'more kits also will be...

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Tuttle Treasure Trail

Friday, November 24, 2017 (All day) to Monday, November 27, 2017 (All day) Manhattan, KS

If you want to avoid the Friday after Thanksgiving crowds come to Tuttle Creek State Park on Friday for Free Entrance day and #optoutdoors. The...

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First Day Hike at Perry State Park

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am , KS

This event is sponsored by Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Perry State Park. DGA will be helping with the annual First Day Hike at Perry...

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First Day Hike

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Ellis, KS

Start 2018 right with a guided hike! Join Park Manager Steve Seibel for hike on our Agave Ridge Trail. The guided hike will start at 9 am at the...

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First Day Hike

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm Manhattan, KS

Tuttle Creek State Park will host it's annual First Day Hike on January 1, 2018 from 10:30 - 12:00 PM. Hike will be family friendly, last...

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Wednesday with Wine! Stories of Backcountry Hiking in Alaska

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Ozawkie, KS

Join Dirty Girl Adventures at the Crooked Post Winery for the first in the Wednesday's with Wine series of 2018! We will hear from Dirty Girl...

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Eagle Hike

Saturday, February 10, 2018 (All day) , KS

Join us for our annual Eagle Hike along the Perry Lake Trail. We will hope to observe some American Bald Eagles as we hike. General information...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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40th Anniversary of Perry Lake Hiking Trail - National Recreation Trail Designation

Saturday, March 3, 2018 (All day) , KS

The volunteer groups that help maintain the 29-mile Perry Lake Hiking Trail are celebrating its 40th year as a National Recreation Trail.

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail Maintenance - Perry KS

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:15am to 3:15pm Oskaloosa, KS

We'll be working on improving part of this 30-mile trail. Bring a lunch, water, and bow saws or loppers if you have them (we do have extra)....

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Free Admission Weekend

Saturday, March 24, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, March 25, 2018 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Admission to the Arboretum is free all weekend

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Natural Trails Tour with Jim Earnest and Ken O’Dell

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Overland Park, KS

Jim Earnest and Ken O’Dell will give a one hour tour of one of the Beautiful Natural Trails at the Overland Park Arboretum. The Arboretum has 140...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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Wildflower Walk

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am Overland Park, KS

Meet at the Visitors Center then we will be walking on mulched paths, up and down slopes and hills as we go to the lower bluff area at Wolf creek...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum....

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Wildflower Walk

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am Overland Park, KS

Meet at the Visitors Center then we will be walking on mulched paths, up and down slopes and hills as we go to the lower bluff area at Wolf creek...

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Trails That Connect Us - Open House

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm Lawrence, KS

JOIN FREE STATE FOR “TRAILS THAT CONNECT US”
Friday April 27th 5-8PM *** Free State Brewing Co. 1923 Moodie Road, Lawrence, KS

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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum....

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Discover Salina Naturally Fair

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm Salina, KS

The Discover Salina Naturally Fair is a free event for families to learn and interact with many aspects of past, present, and future efforts with...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Trent Reed, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly...

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Nature Photography Contest Exhibit

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:00pm Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your photos.

Entries must be received...

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Nature Photography Contest Exhibit

Thursday, July 26, 2018 (All day) to Monday, September 3, 2018 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your photos.

Entries must be received...

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Orienteering at Burcham Park

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am Lawrence, KS

Want to learn to read a topo map? Already can read a map but didn't know it could be a sport? Join us for orienteering on August 11th at...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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The Great Kaw Adventure Race

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 9:00am Eudora, KS

The Great Kaw Adventure Race is an orienteering based, cognitive, and physical challenge event. Challenges could be trivia about Eudora's...

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Free Admission Weekend

Saturday, October 6, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 7, 2018 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Admission to the Arboretum is free all weekend

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Tri-Trail Event on the Flint Hills Nature Trail

Saturday, October 20, 2018 (All day) Vassar, KS

Form team for a 14-mi bike ride/3-mi run/14-mi horse ride along the Flint Hills Nature Trail, Osage County. Pre-register to guarantee a spot....

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail Reroute Workdays

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 5:00pm , KS

Mark your calendars! We're tackling a trail reroute on the weekend of November 10-11. This will address a problem stream crossing near...

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Orienteering at Rockhaven

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:45pm Lawrence, KS

Orienteering is a navigation race through the woods. We will give you a topographical map with checkpoints marked on it; you find the best way to...

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Full Wolf Night Hike

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Manhattan, KS

Tuttle Creek State Park hosting a guided winter night hike on January 25, 2019 7pm - 8pm. The January full moon is a few days prior to the hike...

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Orienteering at Rockcrusher

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm Lawrence, KS

Orienteering is a navigation race. This is not the compass and pace exercise you did in Scouts! Instead, you are given a detailed topo map with...

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The Great Kaw Adventure Race

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am Eudora, KS

The Great Kaw Adventure Race is an orienteering based, cognitive, and physical challenge event. Challenges could be trivia about Eudora's...

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