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Lorrie Beck Recognized for Creating Outstanding Outdoor Recreation Experiences

June 19, 2014

Lorrie Beck. Credit:  USFWS
Lorrie Beck. Credit: USFWS.

Lorrie Beck, director of the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, Kansas, is the winner of the 2013 Legends Award, recognizing outstanding work to improve outdoor recreation experiences and opportunities. The Nature Center is a partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the City of Wichita Department of Park and Recreation.

Beck works frequently with corporate sponsors and foundations to produce posters, pocket guides featuring habitats and species of the Great Plains region, a calendar featuring Junior Duck Stamp art, and books written and illustrated by Kansas kids. She routinely appears on KSN News in Wichita to discuss wildlife education, nature programs, and events; and she usually brings along a critter that is well known to the area. 

For many years Beck has led the Kansas Jr. Duck Stamp program, a student version of the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The top 36 entries of the 2014 art contest will be on display throughout the state of Kansas during 2014, including the Kansas State Fair in September.   

Beck is also actively involved in programs and events held at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, supporting refuge events such as the annual Kids Fishing Day and the Quivira Christmas Bird Count.

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