g2g Outside is a program started by Sedgwick County Extension in partnership with the WATER Center, KS Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, City of Wichita Parks & Recreation, Botanica, the Sedgwick County Zoo, and the Great Plains Nature Center.
K-State Research and Extension is dedicated to enabling Sedgwick County residents to grow strong, healthy communities, families, and youth, and to develop safe, sustainable agricultural and environmental practices. We share this information with the people of Sedgwick County through educational meetings, workshops, conferences, field days, publications, news releases, newsletters, phone calls, radio, television, and websites.
Sedgwick County Extension Education Center is located at 7001 W. 21st St. N, Wichita, KS 67205. Contact us at 316-660-0100.
The WATER Center is a one-of-a kind venture that offers a hands-on, interactive environmental center dedicated to the education and health issues caused by water and pollution.
While exploring The WATER Center visitors learn the story of the Gilbert-Mosley Project and why The WATER Center was built. Visit the outdoor fish observatory. Walk along the paths and over bridges near the artificial creek that leads to the Arkansas River. Inside you can check ou the environmental education classroom, aquarium, and exhibits on one of our most precious resources, water.
The WATER Center is located on the corner of Pawnee and Broadway in Herman Hill Park. The outdoor features are open from dawn until dusk, everyday. The indoor museum is open from 1 – 4:30 M,W,F. To schedule a tour please call 316-337-9262.
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism knows that fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation are important to the quality of life for all Kansans and to the Kansas economy. As a public steward of the Kansas natural resources, the mission of the Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism is to conserve and enhance Kansas’ natural heritage, its wildlife and its habitats to assure future generation the benefits of the state’s diverse living resources.
The KDWPT provides the public with opportunities for the use and appreciation fo the natural resources of Kansas. They also inform the public of the status of the natural resources of Kansas to promote understanding and gain assistance in achieving this mission.
There is always something going on at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Check out the daily schedule of keeper talks and the feeding schedule. Or come out for a special event. The Zoo is located at 5555 Zoo Blvd.
The Great Plains Nature Center is a cooperative partnership between: US Department of the Interior – Fish & Wildlife Service, the State of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and the City of Wichita Department of Parks and Recreation.
Special features of the GPNC include Koch Habitat Hall, the COleman Auditorium, a wildlife observatory, the Owl’s Nest Gift Shop, a classroom and an office wing. We offer many scheduled programs and also host meetings for a variety of local wildlife, outdoors and environmental groups.
The GPNC is open Monday – Saturday, 9am-5pm. There is no admission charge. GPNC is closed Sundays and Holidays.
Botanica’s gardens are open from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, year-round, and Saturdays from 9am-5pm and Sundays from 1pm-5pm. Admission is free for members, $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and active military, and $3 children (5-21).