g2g Outside Events

Our final g2g Outside event is upon us! You have the opportunity to do some bird watching in the Jungle Building at the Sedgwick County Zoo! Here are the details:

When: Saturday, December 14th from 3:30 pm – 5 pm.

Where: Sedgwick County Zoo Jungle Building

Meet At: I will post that information as soon as I have it, but typically we meet at the Cargill Learning Center and you MUST be on time!

RSVP is required and there is a limit of 25 people. Call 316-266-8213 to RSVP.


THIS EVENT IS FULL! We’re sorry we could not accommodate a larger group. Please visit the Great Plains Nature Center to learn about other programs and opportunities they have available.

Our g2g Outside November event is just around the corner, and it will be a fun one! The Great Plains Nature Center is hosting a Night Hike/Full Moon Walk through Chisholm Creek Park. Enjoy an evening under the stars and experience nocturnal nature!

There are two important things you should know…

1. You MUST RSVP to attend.

2. Space is limited to 25 people.

This event is full, but it looks like they are going to do the hike again (not as part of g2g) on Wednesday, December 18th.

Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, but you don’t need to bring anything else.

P1060125  I can’t believe that it’s almost September! I really don’t know where the summer has gone. Our September g2g Outside event is coming up in less than 2 weeks! It is going to be held here at the Sedgwick County Extension Office.

Treats, Treks, & Toodle-oo’s

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 6-7 p.m.

Where: Meet in the Demonstration Garden at the Sedgwick County Extension Office (It’s on the Ridge Road side of the building) for some treats and then we’ll head off on some treks! We’ll be walking on our Nature Trail and perhaps have a scavenger hunt of our grounds as well.

Who: Anyone that’s bringing a child with them!

Cost: FREE!

No RSVPs are necessary.

So, the treats and the treks part of this event are pretty obvious. Maybe you’re wondering about the “Toodle-oo’s” part?

Well, that’s the other part of the news. Those of us that have been working with g2g Outside for the last 5 years have made the decision to end the program after this year. We have lost staff in the past couple of years and all of us, including our partner agencies, have been taking on new and different job responsibilities, leaving less and less time for g2g Outside. I’m sure you’ve noticed that the blog has been pretty quiet this year. There is no longer anyone that is able to spend enough time on g2g Outside to keep offering the program in a way that is thriving and growing. We are all sad to say goodbye to you, but we hope you’ll keep on playing outside anyway!

SO….The September event will be the LAST g2g event hosted by our core team. I know that Tonya is planning to come back for the event, and most of the rest of us are planning to be there.  We hope you can stop by to say goodbye!

The November and December events are still going to happen, just with one of the partner agencies. Keep watching the blog for information about those events. After our December 2013 event, there will be no more g2g events planned for the future.

The blog will still be here for links and references, and I may even post something once in a great while. We hope you will keep on with the good outdoor habits and play that you’ve learned in the last 5 years!

Get outside and participate in a g2g family activity at Exploration Park! Dig up some icy dinos, try to run like a T. rex, draw your favorite dino in chalk and keep the July weather at bay with popsicles. Families are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy the picnic grove after the event. Families participating in the event will receive a $2 off coupon for admission to Exploration Place.

Ice Age Dig – Practice your paleontology skills as you work to find dinosaurs trapped in a block of ice.

Outrun a T. rex – Being fast could be the difference between being dinner and being able to run another day.

The event runs from 10-11:30 at Exploration Park by Exploration Place.

No RSVP is necessary.

g2goutside-use-this-one1.jpgOur June g2g Outside event will be held on the grassy area between the Central Library and Century II on Wednesday, June 19th from 5-6 p.m. The theme is worms!

Enjoy the great outdoors in the grassy area between the Central Library and Century II as we explore worms in compost with a Master Gardener, hear wormy stories, look at books about worms, enjoy a “worms in dirt” snack. Wiggle in to the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you’re there.

IMAG0374I know a lot of you have attended this event in the past, even when we’ve held it during the hot part of the summer. If you like to fish or if you want to have that first fishing experience, this activity is for you!

What: g2g Family Fishing

Where: Great Plains Nature Center at 6232 E. 29th St. N, Wichita, KS

When: Thursday, May 16th from 6-8 p.m.

Details: All equipment is provided, just bring yourself! Children must attend with a responsible adult. All children will get a free tackle box.

RSVP: Call Jessica at 316-683-8069 OR to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/606214489390988/

Zoo LogoOur first g2g event of the year is just around the corner, and for this one you must RSVP! Here’s the details:

What: g2g Visits the Farms at the Sedgwick County Zoogoat

Families will learn about the critically important domestic animals at the Sedgwick County Zoo, and then go to the farms to learn how to care for the animals first hand! Please wear close-toed shoes and bring work gloves if you have them! We will be working with Tunis sheep, Arapawa island goats, Navajo churro sheep, Nigerian dwarf goats, Nankin chickens, and Dominique chickens.

When: Saturday, March 30th from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Where: Meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Cargill Learning Center at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

If you want to visit the rest of the zoo first, you will have to pay admission. There will not be time to visit the rest of the zoo after the activities are over.

How do I sign up? Space is limited, so you must RSVP by Wednesday, March 27th to be able to attend. You must register all adults and children that will be attending! RSVP here: http://g2goutsideevents.eventbrite.com

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