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Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!

ERV

ERV

Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Barber, Comanche and Kiowa. The event will be held over four days, May 3-6, 2018.

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Feb 4, 2014 | Big Rural Brainstorm on March 14
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced that the second Big Rural Brainstorm will be held Friday, March 14 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Newton's Meridian Event Center.
 
Anyone interested in being part of a fast-paced, interactive, action-oriented event designed to move rural Kansas forward should register at kansassampler.org.  The cost of the event is $45, which includes a noon meal.  The deadline to register is March 7 with a limit of 200 participants.
 
Foundation director Marci Penner said, "We're looking for people who can contribute a seed of an idea to what we call collective brilliance.  It's not on any one person to solve everything but if we each add our own expertise and innovative ideas, then together we can move things along." 
 
Though all ages are invited, community-doers from volunteer-led towns and PowerUps (those between 21-39 who are rural by choice) are specifically encouraged to attend. 
 
Liz Sosa, PowerUp Liaison from Garden City said, "We encourage people from every aspect of rural life to attend, from the health care field and service sectors to those in education and business.  Each person's perspective is needed to create a dynamic environment.  We intend to create action by the end of the day, not just have ideas."
 
For more information, go to kansassampler.org.
 
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