Toolbox

Tools, Resources, Special Activities, Music, Videos - to help your students learn about the Flint Hills!

Interactive - Species Pop-ups in Flint Hills Wildlife Illustration - (side panel from Flint Hills Map - Middle School exhibit)

Kids click on any of the 58 features in the beautiful illustration and up pops the species name and web links for more information.  Fun way to learn Flint Hills Wildlife & Geology!  See Lesson Plans - Middle School Scavenger Hunt - Tallgrass Illustration for related activities.

Your Place in the World - The Flint Hills!

(Early Grades & Elementary)  17-slide presentation with maps, photos, and basic facts introducing young students to Flint Hills.  List of video links at the end.

What are the Flint Hills & Why Should We Preserve Them?

(Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School)  60+ slide presentation - Introduction to the Flint Hills: where located, types of prairie, 4 main grasses, biodiversity, geology, fire, carbon cycle, beef production, sustainability, art, recreation, public access, eco-services, need for preservation.  See Introduction to the Flint Hills Lesson Plan with review questions to go with this.

Flint Hills Songs for Kids - My Home on the Prairie Project 

(Elementary level) - History & Science Themes

  • 21 Song Recordings - Sung by students at Cassoday Primary School, Cassoday, Kansas
  • With lyrics & subject info on each

Use these songs to reinforce science & history lessons OR have your classes write their own! See simple song-writing formula on #6 My Home on the Prairie - Lyrics & Info