TOPEKA — A new plan will assist small children continue to be engaged in mastering all through the summer months whilst spending good quality time with loved ones users and pals touring some of Kansas’ greatest sights – all for free of charge.
The Sunflower Summer time method, which is staying funded by federal COVID-19 revenue to provide summer season enrichment actions for Kansas students, is a collaboration among the Kansas Point out Office of Education (KSDE), Kansas Section of Commerce, the Kansas Office of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Kansas Children’s Cupboard and Have confidence in Fund, KU Center for Public Partnerships and Investigate, and Greenbush Schooling Company Centre.
“This is a acquire-gain for Kansas college students and Kansas attractions,” mentioned Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson. “The Sunflower Summertime system can assist enrich summer months learning and is an great opportunity for pupils and people to go on educational adventures together whilst supporting virtually 70 Kansas points of interest.”
Adults can pay a visit to sunflowersummer.org to obtain the Sunflower Summer cell app to their cell phone or tablet unit. The application is at this time obtainable in the Apple App Retail store. Even so, the application isn’t readily available nevertheless in Google Participate in because of delays in the Google evaluate process. Android users can still utilize the method by filling out a paper type upon arrival at venues. After Google accepts the app into the Engage in Shop, KSDE will mail out a notification.
An grownup will have to have to sign-up their family members associates and involve their county and school district. There are practically 70 points of interest to choose from throughout the point out, such as zoos, museums, historic landmarks, libraries and out of doors areas.
In the Sunflower Summer time app is a passport that enables contributors to monitor wherever they have visited on their adventures.
As soon as a site has been picked, tickets can be claimed within just the app. When attendees are ready to enter, the ticket can be activated and presented to the ticket taker.
Boy or girl treatment facilities also can entry and use the app for area excursions. Nonetheless, only one particular ticket for each boy or girl and grownup can be redeemed at each individual site. Much more information and a routinely-asked-queries area are readily available at www.sunflowersummer.org.
The Sunflower Summer time application operates by Aug. 15. Funding for this software is restricted, and tickets are on a initially-arrive, 1st-served foundation.
Following is the listing of collaborating locations.
Points of interest & LANDMARKS
Curious Minds Discovery Zone
Evel Knievel Museum
Kansas Aviation Museum
Kansas Kid’s Discovery Center
Kansas Condition Capitol
Lee Richardson Zoo
Mid-The united states Air Museum
Rolling Hills Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Topeka Zoo
Wright Park Zoo
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Boot Hill Museum, Inc.
Brown v. Board of Training Countrywide Historic Web page
Eisenhower Presidential Library***
El Quartelejo Museum & Jerry Thomas Gallery and Assortment
Fick Fossil & Historical past Museum
Fort Larned Nationwide Historic Site
Johnson County Museum
Kansas Museum of Heritage
Kiowa County Historic Museum & Soda Fountain
Lindsborg Previous Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum
Lowell Milken Centre for Unsung Heroes
Mid-The united states All-Indian Museum
Miners Corridor Museum
Nicodemus Countrywide Historic Web-site
Outdated Cowtown Museum
Pawnee Indian Museum Condition Historic Website
Pony Convey Barn & Museum
Sternberg Museum of Organic Background
The Major Properly Museum
Art & THEATER
Prairie Museum of Artwork & Background
Purple Barn Studio Museum
Theatre In The Park
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
Cedar Bluff State Park
Cheney State Park
Clinton Point out Park – Alright Youngsters
Cowley Lake Waterfall
Crawford State Park
Cross Timbers Condition Park
El Dorado Point out Park
Ernie Miller Park & Character Centre
Tumble River State Park
Flint Hills Discovery Heart
Flint Hills Path Point out Park
Hillsdale State Park
Lehigh Portland Trails
Little Jerusalem State Park
Lovewell Point out Park
Meade State Park
Milford State Park
Monument Rocks Organic Area
Perry State Park
Pomona Point out Park
Santa Fe Trail Middle Museum & Study Library
Tallgrass Prairie National Protect
Tuttle Creek Condition Park
Webster Condition Park
Wyandotte County Lake Park
Clay Middle Carnegie Library
Hays General public Library
Hoisington General public Library
Lawrence Community Library
Salina Public Library
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
***Requires reservation on the internet as a result of their web site prior to entry with code SUMMERFUN.