Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC), 592 NE K-156, Great Bend, in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House on Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-noon.
While the kids decorate gingerbread birdhouses and make bird feeders, adults can take advantage of specials in the gift shop, enter a contest for a $50 gift certificate and consider taking home original pen and ink drawings by local artist and bird authority Robert Penner. Hum along to holiday music selections and graze on Christmas cookies, breads and warm beverages. There is no charge for the activities.
Find KWEC’s Christmas goose and earn the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to KWEC’s gift store. He’ll be hiding somewhere within the Center. Gift store shoppers may also purchase one item at 40 percent off, excluding consignment items.
Penner, The Nature Conservancy’s Avian Programs manager at Cheyenne Bottoms, will sign copies of his book The Birds of Cheyenne Bottoms in addition to displaying his original pen and ink bird drawings.
Spots are limited for the gingerbread birdhouse activity, so register before the Dec. 3 deadline. No registration is required for any other activities. To register and learn more, call (877) 243-9268 or visit wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu