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October 18, 2019

First-ever Rocktoberfest showcasing K-State geology department

Submitted by Erin Pennington

Families in the Manhattan area can enjoy a rocking time at Blue Vista Inspiring Lakefront Venue and Retreat from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, on for the first-ever Rocktoberfest supporting No Stone Unturned Therapeutic Learning Center. This event is part of Science Communication Week presented by the Kansas Science Communication Initiative, or KSCI, which brings together Kansas State University and the community to engage people in talking about science and research.

Rocktoberfest attendees can meet K-State students from the AAPG, SEG and Williston Geology Clubs and experience activities such as seeing a real seismometer, an up-close look at rocks and minerals through a microscope, information about the geology of the Flint Hills, and much more. The festival setting will also feature live music from the Grateful Dudes, food from local food trucks, and rock-themed activities for children and adults. Rocktoberfest attendees and vendors will be able to support both No Stone Unturned and K-State.

The mission of No Stone Unturned is to provide therapies and behavioral techniques for children in the Manhattan community and surrounding areas that experience developmental, cognitive and neurological delays. Through affordability and accessibility, the organization makes these services available to families in the community.