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Hot Times in the Heartland

A field of prairie grass and wildflowers with the sun setting in the horizon.
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Sunsetting at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kansas. © Ryan Donnell


Event Overview

Attend a public screening or watch a broadcast of Hot Times in the Heartland, a two-hour documentary featuring regional voices discussing climate change and how the Midwest can adapt. The program was produced by Prairie Hollow Productions, based in the Flint Hills, with support from The Nature Conservancy. Interviewees include TNC’s Brian Obermeyer, Konza Biological Research Station director John Blair, scholar and author Daniel Wildcat, and Doug Kluck from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Attend a Public Screening

Thursday, April  4 at 7:00 p.m.
KU Climate Teach-In
Liberty Hall - Lawrence
Reserve Free Tickets

Wednesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Johnson County Community College
Craig Community Auditorium - Overland Park

Monday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Kansas State University Student Union
Forum Hall - Manhattan
 -4:30 p.m. Reception and exhibits in Union Courtyard
 -5:30 p.m. Film screening in Forum Hall
 -6:30 p.m. Expert panel discussion in Forum Hall

Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Emporia State University - Science Hall Room 72

Can’t make a screening?
You can watch on television on KTWU/Channel 11 in Topeka:

Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Or watch a preview and meet the people featured in the film online.