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Summer Solstice Lecture

"In the Country of the Kaw” featuring Jim Locklear | June 20 | 7 p.m.

Join Jim Locklear, founding director of conservation at Lauritzen Gardens and author of In the Country of the Kaw: A Personal Natural History of the American Plains, for a joyous exploration of the realm of the Kaw River, the only river to arise entirely on the Great Plains and traverse all three major grasslands-shortgrass, mixed-grass, and tallgrass prairies. Locklear will discuss the region's rich biological diversity and share stories of human interaction with the landscape-how nature has shaped culture and culture nature.

The cafe will be open for dinner prior to the lecture from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a complimentary dessert reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Cost of the lecture is $15, $10 for garden members. Reservations are required and space is limited.

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Questions? Contact Christine Prescott-Jacobsen at (402) 346-4002, ext. 212 or

This lecture is made possible by generous gifts from the Mae and Lawrence Youngman and Judy and Jim Wigton families.


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