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DC3:   Dr. Steven Rutledge, atmospheric science professor, Colorado State University. Salina was the base location for the DC3 weather project. Learn about the science behind the project, its purpose and about the planes that flew into storms.

Etzanoa: Uncovering the Great Settlement:   Dr. Donald Blakeslee, professor, Wichita State University. Etzanoa, an ancient Kansas settlement, was home to over 20,000 Native Americans. Learn how Dr. Blakeslee located the site, the initial dig, what they’ve found and hope to find.

Excavations at Fool Chief’s Village:   Tricia Waggoner, highway archeologist, Kansas State Historical Society. Fool Chief’s Village, a Kansa village, was occupied between 1830 and 1844 in Shawnee County. Explore this site through its history, excavations, maps, discovered objects and more.

Immigration in Kansas:   Matthew Sanderson, associate professor, Kansas State University. Compare past and current trends, community benefits and challenges when new people move in. Sanderson shares how new cultures become part of, and impact, their community.

Kansas BC:   Dr. Donald Blakeslee, professor, Wichita State University. Dr. Blakeslee discusses the travels, interests, trading habits and lives of Plains people before Columbus. He focuses on their understanding, study and worship of meteors.

Lions and Tigers and Bears: A Walk on the Wild Side:   Dr. David Burnham, vertebrate paleontology preparator, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. Dr. Burnham discusses animals of the Pleistocene Epoch that once ruled the prairies. That includes camels, mastodons, saber-toothed cats and more.

Oceans of Kansas:   Mike Everhart, adjunct paleontologist, Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Under the ocean surface was a world of scales and teeth. Explore the days when Kansas was under water and teeming with incredible ocean creatures.

Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills:   Rex Buchanan, Josh Svaty. Step back in time and connect with early Kansans through petroglyphs. See amazing photos, learn about the carvings and what they tell us about the people who made them.



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