It used to stretch in an enormous swath from Manitoba to Texas north to south, Indiana to Kansas east to west.
140 million acres of tallgrass prairie; a never-ending sea of grasses and plants with names like Big Bluestem and Butterfly milkweed. Prairie chickens fluffed and boomed looking for mates, ornate box turtles crept along, bison herds stretched for miles and beneath the top soil layer, another entire world of 10-foot-plus root systems, nematodes, burrowing small animals and limestone aquifers.
Manhattan, Kan. – The Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation will recognize Kansas State University as the 2014 Friend of the Flint Hills on May 4 for its multi-dimensional contributions to the conservation of the Flint Hills and the mission of the Discovery Center through research, education and engagement activities.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Behind the limestone brick facade and three-story glass rotunda stands an enthusiastic, unstoppable force. After opening just under two years ago, the 70-member volunteer program at the Flint Hills Discovery Center has evolved into a vital workforce contributing much to the organization’s success.
Click here to view the latest Discoveries newsletter!
MANHATTAN, Kan. (March 27, 2014) – Looking forward to football season? There’s plenty of football to enjoy now at the Flint Hills Discovery Center with the new Football exhibition and special events planned to honor football programs in the Flint Hills region.