Sep 19, 2023

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild Exhibit to open September 23 at Flint Hills Discovery Center

Posted Sep 19, 2023 4:00 PM

Flint Hills Discovery Center release


The Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) opens its latest temporary exhibit, Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild on Saturday, September 23.

Discover the beauty and majesty of America’s Great Plains in the work of award-winning photographer Michael Forsberg. Traveling 100,000 miles over four years, Forsberg crisscrossed the Plains from Canada to Mexico, capturing the wildlife, habitats, and conservation challenges in the heart of the continent.

Originally a book project, Forsberg set out to capture what some outside observers call "flyover country" in an attempt to bring attention to and build appreciation for this often-overlooked region. Inspiring, informative, and timely – the exhibit is a love letter to this endangered ecosystem.

“Michael Forsberg’s stunning photographs reveal the hidden beauty, drama, and wonder of North America’s sprawling grasslands,” said Stephen Bridenstine, FHDC Assistant Director. “But more importantly, it celebrates those last wild places in the prairie, including here in the Flint Hills, so that every visitor to this exhibit better understands why we do our important work here at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.”

Great Plains features:

  1. 60 full color photographs highlighting the Southern Plains, Northern Plains, and Tallgrass Prairie regions
  2. Insights and behind-the-scenes information from Michael Forsberg
  3. Maps and diagrams of the Great Plains

Thank you to our presenting sponsors:

  1. Visit Manhattan Kansas
  2. Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation
  3. Kansas Tourism

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild is on exhibit September 23 through January 7, 2024.