Pond on reclaimed mined land
Nature Reach is an outreach program of Pittsburg State University's Biology Department and is part of the Department's Life Science Education Program. The Nature Reach Natural History Reserve is located several miles southwest of Pittsburg, Kansas. One hour group tours of the reserve include seeing 79 acres of partially reclaimed abandoned mine land and the Natural History Reserve Laboratory and Raptor Care Facility with its owls, hawks, vulture and crow. The reserve also hosts summer camps for children.
Nature Reach also offers interactive small group programs both on the Pittsburg State campus and in schools. The campus location has a collection of wild animals which exceeds the size of most nature centers. Although there are many reptiles and amphibians, there are also fish, ferrets and a talkative Catalina macaw.
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