Half-Hour Outreach Programs

Let us bring the joy and excitement of learning about the Flint Hills to you! To book a program, email fhdceducation@cityofmhk.com or call 785-587-2726.

On-Site Experiences

These programs bring our most exciting and educational on-site experiences into your classroom, library or boardroom.

Outreach opportunities are available to all interested parties including: public schools, private schools, tribal schools, homeschool groups, scouting groups, faith-based organizations, senior centers, libraries, business groups & civic organizations.

Pricing

Programs Max # of Participants Price
Half-Hour Outreach Program 30 Participants $45
Half-Hour Outreach (Pick Two Programs) 30 Participants $75
One-Hour Outreach Program 30 Participants $75
Outreach Assembly Program Unlimited Participants $150

Mileage Fee

There is no mileage fee for program locations within a 30-mile driving distance from the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Program locations beyond a 30-mile driving distance will be charged $1 for every additional mile.

For example, a location 50 miles away (one-way) will be charged a $20 mileage fee. A location 75 miles away (one-way) will be charged a $45 mileage fee.

Reservation

We require a two week advance notice to schedule an education program. All programs are offered by reservation only. To make a reservation, email fhdceducation@cityofmhk.com or call 785-587-2726.

Program Themes

The Bison Box

Experience the majestic American Bison with the amazing Bison Box. See and feel a full-size bison robe and skull and learn how Plains Indians turned the bison into dozens of tools, objects, and articles of clothing. Program can be adapted to the ages and needs of any audience.
  • Pre-K to Adult
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Minimum: 12 students | Maximum: 30 students per session
  • Technology required: none

The Mammal Box

Touch the fur from eight different Flint Hills mammals. Compare the teeth between a beaver skull and coyote skull. Put your hand on a raccoon footprint. Do all this and more with the Mammal Box! This interactive experience showcases the 8 most prominent mammals in the Flint Hills.
  • Pre-K to Adult
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Minimum: 12 students | Maximum: 30 students per session
  • Technology required: none

The Cowboy Box

Rope up a partner and grab yourself a seat, cause it's time for the Cowboy Box pardners! Handle all the tools of the trade from our trail driving ancestors through modern livestock managers. See what went into making a cowboy a cowboy from chaps to ropes to branding irons.
  • Pre-K to Adult
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Minimum: 12 students | Maximum: 30 students per session
  • Technology required: none

Reptile Experience

Come face to face with our reptilian friends at the Reptile Experience. Our animal ambassadors will visit you for a fun interactive live animal experience. Learn all about reptile biology and reptile fun facts. See a Flint Hills snake up close and meet our official state reptile, the ornate box turtle. Animal availability subject to change.
  • Pre-K to Adult
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Minimum: 12 students | Maximum: 30 students per session
  • Technology required: none