Flint Hills Field Trips
Flint Hills Field Trips – Educational Activity Programs
| Lesson Topics
|| Source & Page Title
| Farm and Ranch Heritage, Nature
|| A Day on the Farm brings young people outdoors to learn about gardening and food sources - hands-on, learn about bees, hike, explore nature trail, ranch history.
|| Pioneer Bluffs
| Flint Hills
|| Students can visit Flint Hills Discovery Center for both for general tours and numerous on-site special programs (with curriculum standards and core content). Many creative ideas - dynamic, changing programs list. Also, see “Outreach” section for programs in your school presented by Discovery Center staff.
||Flint Hills Discovery Center|
| Nature & Wildlife
|| Various education field trip programs available on the Konza: nature trails and hikes, wildlife-watching, hands-on science activities
|| Konza Prairie Education Program
| Nature & Wildlife
|| GPNC is a leader in environmental education in Kansas. Not in Flint Hills but focuses on prairie and aquatic education. Located in 282-acre Chisolm Creek Park. Offers special field trips for schools, as well as year-round events. Koch Habitat Hall nature museum on prairie, climate, includes huge aquarium of native fish. Hands-on exhibits.
|| Great Plains Nature Center
| Nature & Wildlife - Wildlife & Plants
|| Student tours available to take “modern day covered wagon” (tram) to see bison up close and personal. Also elk, wildflower and birds.
|| Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
| Nature & Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation
|| Over a dozen hands-on outdoor education lessons. Classic outdoor experiences for kids. Prairie plants and wildlife, fossils, streams, hiking, canoeing, orienteering, outdoor cooking and fire-building, archery, fishing, games
|| Camp Wood YMCA - Outdoor Education Lessons
| Nature & Wildlife, Fish
|| See “Programs” where staff offer free-of-charge hands-on lessons in natural science. Pre-K to 3rd, 4th and above, All Ages. Creative and fun ideas. Also Fish Hatchery Tour - best in April.
|| Milford Nature Center
| Nature & Wildlife, History
|| Kids can walk through the prairie and visit historic buildings with a ranger to learn about natural and cultural resources of the Preserve. Also, Science Lessons: Park Rangers help students and teachers with field lessons on: Grasshoppers, Prairie and Fire, Stream Invertebrates
Read the Junior Ranger Learning Activities Booklet (PDF) with questions to be answered watching the video, reading the wayside exhibits and kiosks, exploring the buildings, and by observing nature.
| Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
| Nature & Wildlife, History, Other
|| Over a dozen of their one-hour, K-9, hands-on learning activities: Wildlife, hiking, GPS, Native American and pioneer history, streams machines, stars, wind, robotics, rocketry
|| Rock Springs 4-H Camp