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Jun 10

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ this summer

Posted on June 10, 2016 at 10:06 AM by Bill Sowers

This summer across Kansas people will be enjoying the state's annual Summer Reading Program with contests, parties, read-alouds and other events promoting reading over the summer.  The 2016 program, "On Your Mark, Get Set... READ," will encourage readers to not only pick up a book but to also grab a jump rope, sneakers, ball, flippers and of course a large bottle of sun screen and get out and run, walk, dance, jump, swim and hopscotch!  Active minds will work together with active bodies to achieve a healthy summer for kids and adults.

So how can the state of Kansas provide its citizens, both young and old, with an opportunity to participate in activities to get the heart beating a bit faster?

Scattered across our state are twenty-six state parks with trails, beaches and sites for volleyball, baseball, frisbee golf, riding, fishing, hunting, birding, wildlife viewing, running and strolling.  The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism provides information on these parks on their website as well as links to other information:

State Parks Page 
Fishing information
Hunting in Kansas
Boating

The KDWP&T website also includes a Calendar of Outdoor Events  as well as a page on Kansas wildlife.

The Kansas Government Information (KGI) Library also provides access to publications about state parks with online pamphlets and maps.  Here is a short sampling of past and present publications:

An online collection of information on Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding and Nature Trails in Kansas by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 1999-2014
(A set of 27 documents provided by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism with resources and information on Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding and Nature Trails in Kansas.)

On T.R.A.C.K.S. Newsletter (1990-2014)
(Teaching Resources Activities and Conservation to Kansas Students... Kansas wildlife, zoology, animals)

An online collection of information on Wildlife Areas, State Fishing Lakes, and Reservoirs in Kansas by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 2001-2015 Volume 1, A-L

An online collection of information on Wildlife Areas, State Fishing Lakes, and Reservoirs in Kansas by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 2000-2014 Volume 2, M-Z

An online collection of information on Wildlife and Environmental Education by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, 2005-2015

So get out there and read and move... however you are moved to do so!

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