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KWEC offers winter kids programs
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Kids attending the Kansas Wetlands Education Centers winter program series will construct an edible birdhouse feeder, a feather star and a plaster of Paris track. This years programs take place Feb. 7, 14 and March 7. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom – winter nature programs. Kids will investigate feathers, birds and tracks, learning more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don’t delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children.
Designed for children ages 6 through 12, one-hour programs will be offered at no charge from 10-11 a.m. each Saturday. Children age 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadlines in sequential order of the classes are Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and March 4. To register for classes, or for more information, call 620-566-1456 or 1-877-243-9268. Although there is no program charge, donations for supplies are always appreciated.
• Fabulous feathers: Feb. 7
Take an up close look at feathers, from colors to function, discover what makes feathers special and make a feather star.
•“Love” Birds: Feb. 14
 Make an edible birdhouse feeder birds will love and participate in the national Backyard Bird Count, after learning about our winter birds and how to recognize them.
• Making Tracks: March 7
Take a trip with some of the Cheyenne Bottoms animals by following their tracks. Find out how to identify animals by their tracks and make a plaster track cast.