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KWEC to hold pollinator STEM event
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Kansas Wetlands Education Center Executive Director Curtis Wolf thanked Barton County commissioners Monday morning for years of partnership. - photo by Tribune file photo

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156, will hold its next Drop-In STEM activity from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, June 17. This event corresponds with National Pollinator Week, held in 2019 from June 17-23. Pollinator week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.   

Free, come-and-go, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities for the family will celebrate the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. The KWEC will have special activities led by staff and volunteers, including Sara Martinz with the Barton County Conservation District and NRCS, and Elsi Miller with The Nature Conservancy in Kansas. Explore the KWEC trails with nets in search of pollinators, engineer a bee and see how it moves pollen from flower to flower, learn how bats are pollinators too, dissect a flower, and more.

Call the toll-free number, 877-243-9268, or 620-566-1456 in Great Bend, or email for more information.