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September 2019

Meeting Program – Jurassic Lark: Why Birds Are Dinosaurs by Rachel Roth

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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From brooding behaviors to pneumatic bones, the similarities between modern birds and dinosaurs go well beyond feathers. In the last two years huge leaps in research and hundreds of new fossils continue to paint a picture of ancient birds that blurs the line between "avian" and "non-avian." Rachel will explain why dinosaurs still exist; they simply took to the sky. Rachel Roth is the Great Plains Nature Center's resident bird nerd who got hooked on all things feathered while studying…

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October 2019

Meeting Program – People and Wildlife: An Anthropologist’s Journey to Namibia by Dr. Ryan Klataske

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N
Wichita, KS 67220 United States
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Join us for a public talk by Dr. Ryan Klataske about his research in southern Africa and its relevance to conservation issues and efforts in the Great Plains. African wildlife face an array of formidable threats, from habitat loss and fragmentation to human-wildlife conflict and illegal trafficking. Similar threats to wildlife exist around the world. Fortunately, in southern Africa, groups of people are working together to manage and conserve wildlife and natural resources in innovative ways. For the past decade,…

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