Calendar of Events August 2021 - May 2022

All events are free and open to all

Programs on all dates except May 2022 are held 7 – 9 pm. At this time, program locations are to be determined (TBD) depending on the covid situation. If they are going to be held on Zoom, the link will be posted on the home page on the day of the meeting.

Updates to the program schedule will be posted on our Facebook page and web site at

January 24, 2022: Rex Buchanan. "Water, Energy, and Rural Kansas: How They’re Connected, What the Future May Hold." Zoom presentation.

For decades, many rural counties in Kansas have experienced population decline, due in part to more efficient agricultural and industrial practices. This presentation explores the complex relationship between natural resources, renewable energy sources, public land access, and population trends in both rural and urban areas. Economic impact and viability are important considerations when planning for the long-term future of Kansas, but this presentation encourages us to consider the value of our natural surroundings in securing the best future for generations to come. Presented by Rex Buchanan, Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey.


This program is sponsored by Humanities Kansas and is part of the Crossroads Conversations Catalog which features presentations, discussions, and workshops designed to spark conversations in the Sunflower State.

February 28, 2022: Medhavi Ambardar, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University. "Ferruginous Hawk nesting in western Kansas." Zoom presentation

March 28, 2022: Lenora Larson. "Gardening with native plants." Location: TBD

April 25, 2022: Roger Boyd. "Birding the Choco Region of Ecuador." Location: TBD

May 23. JAS 50th year anniversary dinner. Location: Maceli’s Banquet Hall, 1031 New Hampshire, Lawrence

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