Behind the Exhibits Lecture Series 

Join us as featured speakers dive deeper into the topics that relate to our spring exhibition Rainforest Adventure. No pre-registration is required and admission is FREE. Lectures are from 6:30-7:30 PM.

FrogWatch USA –  Nicole Wade from the Sunset Zoo
Thursday, February 15 @ 6:30 PM

Did you know that one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction?  FrogWatch of the Flint Hills is a citizen-science initiative that empowers community members to learn about their local wetlands and aid in the critical process of identifying local frog and toad species.  Learn how you can get involved from Nicole Wade, Programs & Education Animals Manager at the Sunset Zoo.  This is a free program located at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.  No registration required.

Building a Butterfly Garden – Blueville Nursery
Thursday, March 15 @ 6:30 PM

Note: This presentation is free and will be held at Blueville Nursery.  You’ve seen the butterfly house at the Discovery Center, now learn how you can attract butterflies to your own home garden.  The experts at Blueville Nursery will share the secrets to creating a butterfly friendly environment through native plants.  No registration required.

The Monarch Watch Program – Angie Babbit from Monarch Watch
Thursday, April 19 @ 6:30 PM

See majestic monarch butterflies up close as we welcome Angie Babbit from the Monarch Watch program.  Learn about monarch migration and habitat and your role in helping this species thrive.  The first 30 guests will receive a free native milkweed plant to take home.  This program is free and registration is not required.