The Big Muddy Speaker Series brings together Missouri River experts with interested community members to share knowledge and perspective on the Missouri River, its history, ecology, uses, commerce and more. It is created and inspired by a partnership of organizations with a common goal – to deepen the connection of our communities to the river that connects us to each other.
The Series is hosted by a partnership of Missouri River Relief, Little Blue River Watershed Coalition, Healthy Rivers Partnership, Greenway Network, Friends of Lakeside Nature Center, KCDV and Friends of Big Muddy.
Our diverse and talented presenters strive to make their expertise valid and understandable to the public. All presentations are free, and each presenter is donating their time.
We are honored to learn from presenters representing the US Geological Survey, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Mo. Dept. of Conservation, Mo. Dept. of Natural Resources, the University of Missouri, regional non-profits, local authors, historians and many more.
These gatherings owe their unique atmosphere to the venues where they happen. All of our venue hosts donate their space and serve our guests. Our deepest thanks go to Les Bourgeois Bistro, Westport Coffeehouse Theater and Big A’s on the Riverfront for their hospitality.
The Big Muddy Speaker Series is partially funded with support from the Missouri Dept. of Conservation.
Thanks to everyone whose hard work makes it happen!
Our partners at KCDV have been archiving high quality recordings of the Kansas City Big Muddy Speaker Series since 2014. Click here to browse through this excellent archive.