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Science & Nature


Sunny, warm and walking! Walk outside when Mother Nature is smiling and inside when she is not. Just keep moving and keep walking!
Name Location Length Indoor Outdoor
The Bluff Park Goldenbelt Blvd & Caroline Ave 1.1 mile X
Bramlage Park 420 Grant Ave .34 mile X
Homer's Pond N. Eisenhower Dr & 1st Street 1.1 mile X
K-57 Walking Trail K-57 & Airport Rd .7 mile X
Municipal Building 700 N. Jefferson St 1/17 mi. M–F 8am–5pm
Playground Park 5th St & Eisenhower Dr 1/5 mile X
Riverland Landing 200 block of E. Ash St .45 mile X
Riverwalk Trail Washington St & Milford Lake 4.8 mile X
South Park St Mary Rd 1.23 mile X
12th Street Community Center 1002 W. 12th St 1/12 mileM–F 7am–12pm
WalMart East Chestnut Daily 24 Hours
Wetland Trail Frontage Rd .49 mile X
YMCA 1703 McFarland Rd 1/17 mi. M & W 6am–8pm
T & Th 8am–8pm
F 6am–7pm, Sat 2–5pm


Join Chuck Otte for this fun and informative bird walk once a month, weather permitting, in and around the Milford Lake area. These hikes are for beginning birdwatchers as well as those that have some experience. Bring binoculars and a bird ID book if you have them. Everyone is invited! This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Milford Nature Center and Milford State Park and the Kansas Ornithological Society.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 8:00 a.m. (approximately 2 hours in length)
Day(s): Saturdays
Place: Meet at the parking area at the south end of Milford Lake dam across the highway from the Corps of Engineers office
Cost: None
Date(s): August 25, September 15, October 20, November 17 (Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change. Visit the website birdinginkansas.com for the full birdwalk calendar and contact Chuck Otte at 785-238-4161 or cotte@ksu.edu to confirm current dates.)
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Milford Nature Center


It has been documented how interacting with a dog can lower your blood pressure and in general allow you to feel better. Do you have a dog that provides that feeling not only to yourself but to other people? If so, your dog might make a great therapy dog. Therapy dogs need canine good manners and obedience – such as not barking, not jumping, walking on a loose leash, coming when called, staying, and interacting around folks and medical equipment. We will be working with your dog on the elements needed to take the therapy dog test.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 3:30 p.m.
Day(s): Sunday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): Session 1: July 7–9, Session 2: July 14–16, Session 3: July 21–23, and Session 4: August 11–13
Registration deadline: September 14
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library