Kansas City – Big Muddy Speaker Series
The Kansas City series is held at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our current venue is the Westport Coffeehouse Theater, but be sure to check this month’s presentation page for any changes or updates.
Kansas City was founded because of its location on the Missouri River. Today we are lucky to have so many experts willing to share their knowledge with us about this amazing river, its floodplain and the nature and history that surrounds it. We’re trying to keep the topics varied and interesting, but if you have an interest in the Missouri River, we think you’re going to love these.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Canoeing the Great Plains – A Missouri River Summer
Presentation by author and historian Patrick Dobson, PhD Tired of an unfulfilling life in Kansas City, Missouri, Patrick Dobson left his job and set off on foot across the Great Plains. After two and a half months, 1,450 miles, and numerous encounters with the people of the heartland, Patrick arrived in Montana. He then set a canoe on the Missouri and asked the river to carry him safely back to Kansas City, hoping this enigmatic watercourse would help reconnect him with his life. Patrick will share the story he recounts in his book "Canoeing the Great Plains - A Missouri River Summer".
- Little Blue River Watershed Coalition
- Friends of Lakeside Nature Center
- Missouri River Relief
- Healthy Rivers Partnership
- Friends of Big Muddy
- Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
- Kansas City Digital Video
Thanks to all of our venue hosts for making this possible!
Recordings of Presentations
Kansas City Digital Video has been recording Big Muddy Speaker Series presentations. These are available on their website at this link. Some contain synchronized powerpoint presentations. We will be posting these to the archived presentation pages on bigmuddyspeakers.org.
Thanks Micheal Morgan and crew for putting this important archive online!