Go See It! 

Go See It! lectures run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Featured speakers highlight places to visit and topics of interest to the Flint Hills ecoregion. Lectures are free and open to the public. 

Storm Spotter Training



Thursday, April 13



 It's tornado season, so join the FHDC and National Weather Service to learn about weather safety in this free storm spotter class! See what different cloud formation mean and what a dangerous sky can look like in the Flint Hills.
Get Moving Manhattan
By Barbie Anderson, RN

Thursday, April 20

Barbie Anderson, a certified health coach and Via Christi Wellness Supervisor will discuss the best places to get out and exercise around Manhattan.

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Earthquakes in Kansas
By Rex Buchanan

Thursday, May 18

Kansas is experiencing an era of unprecedented seismic activity. Come learn all about earthquakes and induced seismicity in Kansas from Rex Buchanan, retired Director of the Kansas Geological Survey.

Kansas Extremes: Dust Bowl to Deluge
By Mary Knapp

Thursday, June 15

Kansas is in a state of climatic extremes. Learn about all the ways our weather defines our home state from State Climatologist Mary Knapp.

Wildlife Issues of the Flint Hills
By Travis Schulte

Thursday, July 20

The Flint Hills are an area of immense biodiversity and ecological value, but threats remain. Learn about the current wildlife issues facing the Flint Hills from Travis Schulte, Game Warden with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Total Solar Eclipse
By Professor Chris Sorensen

Thursday, August 17

On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible along a narrow swatch across the United State, including northeast Kansas. Professor Chris Sorenson from Kansas State University will describe what eclipses are, what to expect to see, where and when they will occur and how to prepare so that you will gain the grandest possible experience.