Panel Discussions: Bison

Join us as we bring together unique voices in conversation to highlight our newest temporary exhibits: Bison & Wolves and Wild Lands. Panel Discussions are FREE and open to the public. They are located inside Flint Hills Discovery Center's second floor classroom.

Bison and Humans through Time

Saturday, October 27 from 2:00-3:30pm
Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center as we put four unique voices in conversation about the American Bison. We welcome a tribal elder, historian, biologist, and rancher to share their wide ranging experiences and understanding of this magnificent American icon. Moderator James Sherow, University Distinguished Professor of History at Kansas State University, will lead the panel in a group discussion about the cultural, historical, environmental, and economic significance of America’s largest mammal.  The panel will open to audience questions at the end.

  • Panel Moderator
    James E. Sherow – University Distinguished Professor of History, Kansas State University
  • Panelists
    Curtis Kekahbah – Kaw Nation
    Andrew C. Isenberg - Hall Distinguished Professor of American History, University of Kansas
    Donald W. Kaufman – Professor of Biology, Kansas State University
    Jerry Schmidt – Owner of Indian Creek Bison Ranch and member of the Kansas Buffalo Association