Saturday, October 15, 2005

Prairie Passages in Kansas

This is a U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration program:
with beautiful brochure, I'll share at class next Tuesday. Among other things, it is a "pioneering partnership, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas were funded by the Federal Highway Administration to develop a plan for a national wildflower corridor...planting of native wildflowers and grasses along roadsides." !!

In the brochure: "A VANISHING PRAIRIE: Many roadsides in eastern Kansas allow the motoist to appreciate a vanishing prairie. Will less than one percent of the tallgrass prairie remaining in North America, these roadsides preserve and display this unique native landscape. Please help us preserve and protect the roadsides by not picking wildflowers and native grasses or stopping along the roadway."


Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Leave No Trace Principles of Outdoor Ethics

Excellent principles for experiential tourism, agritourism!

Look over the whole site and their programs, as well.
Great program, great reminders.

Dr. Bill ;-)

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Restored Schoolhouse, District No. 8, east of Madison

The Weekend edition of the Emporia Gazette, on the front page of the Essence Section, has a wonderful story, today, of the 1930s style rural school that has been preserved and now restored, two miles east of Madison, Kansas, on Kansas Highway 58, District No. 8.

Schools classes from Emporia, Olpe, Madison and Hamilton have spent a day at the restored brick school, restored to its 1930s condition.

Dr. Bill ;-)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Bleeding Kansas National Heritage Area

Twenty three counties in eastern Kansas are in line to be declared a National Heritage Area, see website at:

The feasibility study is especially interesting, along with the story, of course.

Dr. Bill ;-)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Celebration

On Saturday, October 15, there will be a Celebration in the FLINT HILLS OF KANSAS at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kansas.
Their website is:
Evening BBQ and Dance, afternoon Live Auction benefiting the Kansas Park Trust and Nature Conservancy, and day long tour events. Governor Sebelius will make an announcement at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a great day on the prairie in the FLINT HILLS OF KANSAS!

Dr. Bill ;-)

Monday, October 03, 2005

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Quail Valley Fun Barn, Winfield

Look forward to visiting the Quail Valley Fun Barn, south of Winfield.
I've seen Les Gillam and his band perform, folks love to dance to them!
They are coming to the Fun Barn... great entertainment.

Dr. Bill ;-)