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Take a walk on the wild side this Halloween

Hike through a bat cave, explore a bone yard in the woodlands or check out a pumpkin trail at these three nature-inspired, family-friendly, Halloween events this weekend.

HOWLoween: October 20

Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature’s creatures at HOWLoween in the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center’s outdoor garden from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, October […]

October 17th, 2017|Children, Event, Nature, Sustainability, Wildlife|0 Comments

127 mayors support 10-minute Walk to a Park campaign

A bipartisan group of 127 mayors across the country are launching a 10-Minute Walk to a Park campaign in support of parks and green spaces within a half-mile of every resident.

The campaign was launched today in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association and Urban Land Institute. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, which […]

Enjoy the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend

Load up the kids and pick a route to visit 34 farms on the Kaw Valley Farm Tour this weekend. Visitors will meet local farmers and see how everything from alpacas to zucchini is raised and grown.

The 13th annual farm tour includes farms along the Kaw River from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October […]

Get your school in the recycling competition

Start planning now to showcase your school’s recycling efforts, and compete in the national Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl.

The seventh annual recycling competition is open to students in grades K-12 from October through November 15.

Last year, 700,000 students and teachers from more than 1,290 schools across the nation competed in the Recycle-Bowl and recycled 3.2 million […]

Volunteer to glean fields for the hungry

Do you want to help local farmers feed the hungry? As area farms and orchards finish harvesting each crop, there is always leftover, not-quite-perfect, produce still in the field. That’s where After the Harvest (ATH) volunteers make a difference.

Volunteers are needed to help with gleaning the fields, especially in the fall when orchards are also […]