Join the staff of the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in celebrating the Christmas season with a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 13.
While the kids decorate gingerbread birdhouses and make bird feeder swags, adults can take advantage of specials in the gift shop, enter a contest for a $50 gift certificate and pick up tips on winter bird feeding. 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. The first 100 adults receive $5 gift cards to Waters True Value in Great Bend.
Discover how best to provide winter bird feeding and watering from Rob Penner, The Nature Conservancy avian programs manager at Cheyenne Bottoms, and view feeder and water products from Waters True Value. Penner has intensively studied the feeding habits of birds, providing a smorgasbord for the birds at his Barton County home.
Preregistration is required for the gingerbread birdhouse activity, with a limited number of seats available. The registration deadline is Dec. 10. No registration is required for any other activities. To register and for more information call 877-243-9268 or visit wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu