"Behind the Exhibits" Lecture Series 

Behind the Exhibits Lectures Fall 2018
Join us as featured speakers dive deeper into our two fall exhibits, Bison & Wolves and Wild Lands.  Behind the Exhibits lectures are FREE and open to the public. Lectures take place inside the Flint Hill Discovery Center's second floor classroom.

Conserving Bison in the Flint Hills

with Brian Obermeyer | Thursday, September 20 from 6:30-7:30pm
Come learn about The Nature Conservancy’s role restoring bison to the prairie and its decade-long agreement with the National Park Service to conserve the most unique bison genetics. Brian Obermeyer has been with The Nature Conservancy for 16 years, directing the Flint Hills Initiative in Kansas and guiding whole-system conservation in the broader region. Brian works with ranchers, landowners and other stakeholders to help preserve the biological integrity of this unique region. Brian holds a master’s degree in Environmental Biology from Emporia State University.

The Role of Bison in Prairie Maintenance

with Jeff Taylor | Thursday, October 18 from 6:30-7:30pm
Join us as we welcome Jeff Taylor, bison herd manager and lead botanist at Konza Prairie Biological Station. Jeff has been working at Konza for over 11 years and will discuss the origins and management of the Konza Prairie bison herd. He will also explain the impacts of bison on the landscape and how bison grazing compares to cattle grazing.  

Tales of a Wildlife Rehabber

with Pat Silovsky | Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm
As the director of the Milford Nature Center, Pat Silovsky has had 30 years of experience working with kids and animals. As a wildlife rehabilitator for the past 35 years, she has had many funny and humorous experiences, as well as many exciting releases and reunifications. Come listen to some of her most memorable experiences in working with Kansas wildlife.