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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.

Kansas Sampler Festival

Kansas Sampler Festival

The 2016 Kansas Sampler Festival will be held on May 7-8 in Winfield at Island Park.

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!

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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.

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Mar 1, 2014 | Registration deadline nears for Big Rural Brainstorm
The deadline to register for the Big Rural Brainstorm is March 7. Organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation and facilitated by Marci Penner, 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.    

 

Just a few of the topics to be discussed will be community communication, local foods usage, re-purposing downtowns, statewide house concert circuit, integrating technology community-wide, empowering PowerUps (21-39s who are rural by choice), and a new model for small town economic development.

 

Those from rural communities, especially between the ages of 21-39, are specifically encouraged to attend, but everyone is welcome.   

 

Only 200 slots are available.  A list of those already registered is found at kansassampler.org.

 

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