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. 
Paddling, Hiking and Fishing in the Flint Hills
By Travis Schulte, Alex Thornburgh and Ely Sprenkle

Thursday, July 20

Nature Enthusiasts, prepare for your next outdoor adventure with 3 special guest speakers from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism! We will meet Pottawatomie County Game Warden Travis Schulte as he highlights techniques and safety skills for kayak and canoe trips on the Kansas River. These are things you need to know before you go!

With a focus on hiking in the Flint Hills, Wildlife Biologist Technician Alex Thornburgh will join us to share information about hiking the trails around the Flint Hills and what to do if you encounter wildlife, including baby animals, snakes and more while outdoors.

Ely Sprenkle, Fisheries Biologist will highlight local fishing hotspots, access to fishing spots and fishing tips and tricks.

At the conclusion of their talks, these professionals will  answer any questions you have about hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation in the State of Kansas. Don’t miss this chance to meet with three experts in a relaxed setting.

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.