Daily Archives: October 12, 2014

Party at KU Natural History Museum On October 18

Party in the Panorama

Help raise support for bird, animal and fossil exhibits and programs by attending the Party in the Panorama, a science soiree for adults at the KU Natural History Museum. On October 18, the museum will be transformed into a science festival.

Join friends of the KU Biodiversity Institute and NaturalHistoryMuseum for a night of science games and activities, jazz, food and libations: it’s time for the Party in the Panorama! Try your hand at the Anatomy Alex game and test your bar science knowledge. Take your photo with Comanche and Lewis Lindsay Dyche. Practice the fish-painting art of gyotaku and check out some of the weird and wonderful specimens of the Biodiversity Institute collections. Bid for fossil casts and shop in the museum galleries for ways to help museum exhibits and programs, from restoring the Panorama prairie dog to summer camp scholarships.

In addition to these activities, the evening includes wine, beer and hors’dourves. Music provided by Floyd the Barber, and photo booth by Oh, Snap! Photography. Casual Dress.

Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple and include food and drink.

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 785-864-4450. Proceeds from Party in the Panorama will support the exhibits and programs of the KU Natural History Museum.

Party in the Panorama

7-10 p.m.

Saturday, October 18

KU NaturalHistoryMuseum

1345 Jayhawk Blvd.

Lawrence, KS66045


Get your tickets to Party in the Panorama at http://kualumni.org/panoramaparty.

North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks

Another chance in North Dakota

Two years ago, we reported on how the effort to respond to North Dakota’s oil and gas boom by dedicating a portion of the state extraction tax revenue to conservation had failed:


Now, North Dakota voters have a second chance to vote on this proposal. Last month, North Dakota’s Secretary of State announced that an attempt to place the issue on the November ballot had qualified, with more than 41,000 voters signing the initiative petition.

The North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks measure – known as “Measure 5” on the ballot – is intended dedicate five percent of the state’s oil and gas extraction tax revenue to protect North Dakota’s clean water and lands through a voluntary grant program administered by a citizen advisory board and the Governor, Attorney General, and Agriculture Commissioner.

Potential projects would include protecting clean water in rivers, lakes, and streams; preserving critical habitat for fish and wildlife; creating and improving parks and other areas for recreation, hunting, and fishing; protecting communities and private property from flooding with natural flood controls; and providing more opportunities and places to learn about and to enjoy the outdoors.

The proposal is supported by a coalition of concerned citizens, including teachers, family farmers and members of the health community, conservation organizations, hunters, anglers, and small business owners from across the state.

Because North Dakota is at the very center of North America’s “duck factory,” and is also home to Yellow Rails, Sprague’s Pipits, Baird’s, Nelsons, and LeConte’s Sparrows, and Chestnut-collared Longspurs, this is potentially a very important ballot initiative for Kansans and other Central Flyway states.

For more on Measure 5, see here: www.cleanwaterwildlifeparks.org/

Donate to North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks by going online at http://cleanwaterwildlifeparks.ngpvanhost.com/form/6650135886928611072 or by sending your check to:

North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks

118 Broadway, Suite 716

Fargo, ND58102

Kansas Game Wardens needed­

Five openings to be filled; more vacancies will occur in 2015


If you want an office with a view, enjoy the outdoors and like working with both wildlife and people, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) may have an opening for you. KDWPT invites interested applicants to test for entry level game warden positions within the Law Enforcement Division. Successful applicants will become part of a pool of eligible persons who may receive offers to become a Natural Resource Officer I, commonly known as a Game Warden or Conservation Officer. There are five vacancies to be filled immediately. Additional vacancies will become available during 2015.

Kansas Game Wardens are responsible for enforcing wildlife laws and regulations, patrolling the waters of Kansas, investigating hunting and boating accidents and conducting boat safety inspections and BUI checks. Wardens also promote outdoor safety by conducting hunting and boating safety programs and teaching hunter education and boating safety courses. As certified law enforcement officers, Game Wardens also assist other law enforcement agencies with search and rescue operations, fugitive searches, illegal drug investigations and more.

The deadline to apply is November 7th, and the applications must be postmarked on or before that date. Testing will be held on December 20th, 2014 in Salina, Kansas. More detailed information will be provided to those applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and are selected for testing.

For complete information visit www.ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Jobs, then click on “Current KDWPT Employment Opportunities – Permanent Positions.”

Questions regarding the Natural Resource Officer I hiring process should be directed to the KDWPT Human Resources Section at the Pratt Operations Office, (620) 672-5911, or by email at [email protected], or contact Captain Marvin Jensen at Kansas Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism, 1001 McArtor Road, Dodge City, Kansas 67801, 620-227-8609 (office), 620-966-0073 (cell), or at [email protected].

The attached photo depicts a Kansas Game Warden checking on a successful antelope hunt in northwest Kansas.