KAS 2017

  April 7-8 2017


On site registration will be available Saturday Morning        Cash or Check ONLY!

  • Meeting registration can be done at Tomanek Hall on the FHSU campus from 7:30-9:00 am, Saturday April 8th.
  • The banquet and the lunch are closed
  • Talks begin at 8:10 am on Saturday April 8th. Posters should be mounted by 9:00 am.


Welcome to the 2017 KAS meeting at Fort Hays State University! We are proud to host the meeting this year and are excited to see you there!

Opening Dinner

This year the opening dinner will be held at Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History. The dinner will be Friday evening at 7:00pm.!

The museum is located at 3000 Sternberg Dr. in Hays.

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Keynote Speakers – TBA

The meetings will be on the FHSU campus at Tomanek Hall.

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Let us know what you would like to present! Please submit your abstract using the button below .



To register for the meeting and join us this year, just click on the button below and fill out the form.

Field Trips

We will be offering field trips throughout the afternoon on Friday. Choose your own adventure!  All of the field trips will end before the opening dinner.

4-6pm Collections tours of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History

  • 4-5pm will be a zoology collections tour with Curtis Schmidt – Zoology Collections Manager
  • 5-6pm will be a tour of the paleontology collections with Dr. Laura Wilson – Curator of Paleontology and Assistant Professor of Geosciences.

2:30-4pm Bird watching at Cheyenne Bottoms

  • With Curtis Wolf – Manager of Kansas Wetlands Education Center.

3-5pm Water issues in Hays, Kansas

  • With Dr. Kenneth Neuhauser – Professor of Geosciences

11am-5pm Paleontology field trip to the historic Fish-Within-a-Fish site,

  • With Mike Everhart, Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at the Sternberg Museum.