Prairie Activities

Art

Art of Contour Drawing
Enhance your art smarts with artist Peggy Lyon. Ages 13 through Adult. 11:00-11:50 a.m.  Koger Pavilion.

 

Drawing in Nature
Artist Peggy Lyon helps you channel your inner prairie flower power in this drawing class.  Children, 1:00-1:50 p.m. Ages 13 through Adult, 2:00-2:50 p.m. Koger Boardroom.


Prairie Fun

Horseback Rides
Here we go off across the plains! Our wranglers will lead rides that give you a unique prairie perspective. Ages 8 through adult, every hour on the hour. Koger Barn. Pre-registration and additional $10 fee apply.  Long pants and closed-toed shoes required.  Giddy up, whoa!

 

Flint Hills Cowboys: Up Close and Personal
Come shoot the bull with award-winning cowboy poet, songwriter, soloist and musician Jeff Davidson. Learn what it takes to be a working cowboy and try your hand at a lasso!  Ages 11 through Adult. 1:00-1:50 p.m. OR 2:00-2:50, Overlook Horizon.

 

Guided Prairie Walk
Hike along as ESU Biologist and Herbarium Director Dr. Tom Eddy teaches you about the complex and delicate prairie ecosystem. Ages 8 through Adult. 1:00-1:50 p.m. Platform.


Movement
Ages 11 through Adult. 1:00-1:50 p.m. Archery.


The Magic of Water
Explore the wet world of wriggling insects and schooling fish with National Park Service Natural Resource Program Manger Kristen Hase. Bring your mud shoes. Ages 6 through Adult. 1:00-1:50 p.m. OR 2:00-2:50 p.m.

 

Prairie as Habitat
Habitat is where they’re at (plants and animals that is)!  Learn about the natural homes of prairie plans and animals with Nature Conservancy Landscape Program Manager Brian Obermeyer. Ages 10 through Adult. 1:00-1:50 p.m. Platform.

 

Flint and Fire
Firestarters ignite! Learn the importance of fire in maintaining and rejuvenating the prairie with Conservancy Landscape Program Manager Brian Obermeyer. Try your hand at starting a fire from flint and steel and take a close look at arrowheads and tools created from the land. Ages 11 through Adult. 2:00-2:50 p.m.

 

Folklore of the Flint Hills
You do the hokey folky! Explore tales of local culture with award-winning cowboy poet, songwriter, soloist and musician Jeff Davidson. Ages 11 through Adult. 4:00-4:50.  Horizon Overlook.

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