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Released: March 10, 2017

K-State to dedicate new Flint Hills map and education exhibit
Dedication is Tuesday, March 14 in Throckmorton Hall.


MANHATTAN, Kan. – The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony of “You Are Here: Flint Hills Map and Education Program” on Tuesday, March 14, 7 p.m. in Throckmorton Hall Room 2002 on the campus of Kansas State University. Gary Pierzynski, head of the Department of Agronomy will dedicate the new installation of this first-of-its-kind Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie map exhibit and educational program.

The place-based education program, created by a grass roots team of Flint Hills teachers, scientists, ranchers and experts, is designed to deepen students’ pride and understanding of “this remarkable place in the world,” the Kansas Flint Hills - the last four percent of tallgrass prairie in North America. 

The exhibit and education program are offered to Flint Hills schools and colleges at no cost – funded by private donations to the map program through the Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation.

For more information, see www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/map or contact Annie Wilson, Five Oaks Ranch, Elmdale, at 620-273-8301.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

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Story by:
Danielle Comstock - daniellec@ksu.edu

Additional Information:
Annie Wilson, 620-273-8301 - five_oaks_ranch@yahoo.com