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March 13, 2017

K-State to dedicate new Flint Hills map and education exhibit

Submitted by Steve Watson

Flint Hills map display

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony of "You Are Here: Flint Hills Map and Education Program" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in 2002 Throckmorton Hall.

Gary Pierzynski, department head 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 grassroots 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 4 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 flinthillsdiscovery.org/map or contact Annie Wilson, Five Oaks Ranch, Elmdale, at 620-273-8301.

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