Taste of Adventure
An Evening's Journey to Far Away Lands

At Taste of Adventure, you’ll spend the evening at the Conference Center in the Wildlife Museum exploring the unique culture, history and cuisine of a different place. Each experience includes social time, a self-guided tour of the Wildlife Museum with a visit to the Earl Bane Gallery to see our latest exhibit, a delectable dinner featuring the cuisine of the featured country, and a presentation by an authority on the subject.

Admission to Taste of Adventure (that includes all of the above), is $30 for members, $35 for non members. Make your (required) reservations online, by calling (785)827-9488 ext. 117, or e-mail education@rollinghillszoo.org. Reservation deadline is 5:00 pm the Tuesday before each event.

March 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Rolling Hills Zoo has been watching the impending winter weather storm.  With the sleet and snow expected to move into the region, we are concerned about the safety of our guests on the road in those conditions.  Our presenter for Taste of Adventure, Mohamed Ismail, was able to reschedule for the following Sunday, March 9th.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and Rolling Hills Zoo will refund any reservations for those of you who can’t attend on the new date. Please call Anita Butler at (785) 827-9488 ext 117, or email anita@rollinghillszoo.org to arrange your refund.

If you can still attend Taste of Adventure on Sunday, March 9th, no action is required - we look forward to seeing you then!

Explore the unique culture, history, and cuisine of Egypt, featuring guest speaker Mohamed Ismail, PhD candidate at Kansas State University.
Mr. Ismail will share his experiences growing up in 10th of Ramadan City, near Cairo.

Mohamed will be graduating this year with a PhD in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Having been in the United States for four years, some of his accomplishments include his in involvement as a graduate student senator, President of the Egyptian Student Association at K-State (ESA), President of the Egyptian Student Associations at North America (ESANA) - Kansas Unit, Social coordinator of Islamic center of Manhattan, KS – 2013, and is one of founders of a well-known charity back home in Egypt.
Kansas Herpetology: Past, Present, and Future
August 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Come explore the reptiles and amphibians that live in your own backyard with guest speaker, Curtis J. Schmidt. Curtis is the Zoological Collections Manager with the Sternberg Museum of Natural History at Fort Hays State University.

A native of Hays, Curtis received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology from FHSU. Curtis is a leading expert on the amphibians and reptiles of Kansas, having studied them for over 20 years. Prior to his current position as the Sternberg Museum's first Zoological Collections Manager, Curtis served as a curator of the herpetology collection. He was integral in the creation of the Kansas Herpetofaunal Atlas, an online reference used widely by educators, government agencies, and the general public. Curtis has been an active member of the Kansas Herpetological Society and is currently editor for the society's journal, Collinsorum, The Journal of Kansas Herpetology.
Taste of Adventure: Jamestown 1607
November 9, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Come travel with us as we explore the culture, cuisine, and history of Jamestown, during the time of the settlers in 1607! Try your luck and see if you can survive the maze with our interactive role-play exhibit, American Adventure, before joining us for the dinner and presentation by our featured speaker, Dr. Anita Specht, American history professor at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Dr. Anita Specht is a native Kansas who earned her undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry from Kansas State University. Dr. Spechtís Ph.D. was earned at the University of Notre Dame where she studied American religious history. Anita has taught history at Kansas Wesleyan University since 1999 and offers courses on the Civil War, the Roaring 20s, Womenís History, and the 1960s. Currently, she is working on a book about the foods that people ate during various points in Kansas history.


The Taste of Adventure series is sponsored by:
Rolling Hills Museum
Rolling Hills Animals
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