Category: Field Trips

Fire Station Tour

Today we had a great field trip to the fire station! During our visit we saw where the firefighters work, eat, sleep and relax when they are at the station. We talked about fire safety tips like using smoke detectors…

Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory

On Wednesday we took two groups to visit Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg, KS. This wild cat rescue facility is a great way for kids to see lions, tigers, mountain lions, bobcats, and other big cats close up (but…

Moon Marble Field Trip

Today we visited Moon Marble in Bonner Springs to learn about how art marbles are made by hand, as well as to learn how to play the game of marbles. Our field trip began with the kids learning how to…

da Vinci at Union Station

Today we visited the da Vinci exhibit at Union Station. The exhibit started with a short video about da Vinci and his life, then the curtain rose to let us into the exhibition hall. The hall was filled with full-size…

National Geographic Big Cats

On Tuesday we went to the Kauffman Center for a National Geographic lecture called “On the Trail of the Big Cats” given by famed wildlife photographer Steve Winter. Winter has been a photographer for National Geographic for over 25 years,…

Snakes Alive! at Ernie Miller Nature Center

On Wednesday we attended the Snakes Alive! program at Ernie Miller Nature Center. Our interpreter, Amber, did a great job of introducing several different kinds of snakes (and a snake cousin), talking about their various characteristics, and dispelling some common…

Louisburg Cider Mill

Image courtesy of Louisburg Cider Mill On Wednesday we traveled down to Louisburg to take a tour of the Louisburg Cider Mill. ¬†Our tour started with a hayride out to the pumpkin patch where kids and adults alike picked small…

Legoland 2015!

On the 14th we had our yearly field trip to Legoland, and as before, we don’t have many pictures because we had so much fun all day! There were a few changes from last year – a table with small…

Toadily Tadpoles at Powell Gardens

On Wednesday we went to Powell Gardens for their Toadily Tadpoles nature class, followed by a self-guided tour of the gardens. The class began in the education center, where our nature guide, Stephanie, introduced the kids to various types of…