Sunflower Bank has started their Sunflower Summer program. The limited funding program is designed to help children stay engaged in learning throughout the summer months while touring some of Kansas’ greatest attractions for free.
Sunflower Summer is a program of the Kansas State Department of Education and is an experiential approach to learning that can support transition into the fall school year.
Adults can visit www.sunflowersummer.org to download the Sunflower Summer mobile app to their phone or tablet device. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Parents and guardians will need to register their family members and include their county and school district.
There are nearly 70 attractions to choose from across the state, including zoos, museums, historic landmarks, libraries and outdoor locations.
For Dodge City, there is Boot Hill Museum, Wright Park Zoo, and Dodge City Public Library.
The Sunflower Summer app also functions as a passport that allows participants to track where they have visited on their adventures.
Tickets can be claimed within once a location has been selected within the app. When attendees are ready to visit whatever location they chose, the ticket can be activated and presented to the ticket taker.
Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information and a frequently-asked-questions section are available at www.sunflowersummer.org.
The Sunflower Summer program runs through Aug. 15.
Funding for this program is limited and comes from ESSER funds (Elementary and Secondary Education Emergency Relief) and are provided in The American Rescue Plan Act.