An Annual Three Day Event held in Ainsworth, Nebraska and the surrounding area. This is the 12 Annual Sand Hills Discovery Conference. A day long Conference features notes experts on selected topics will give their presentations at the Ainsworth Community School throughout the day.
The Theme for the Conference changes each year. This year the Theme is : The Impact of Abraham Lincoln on the Sand Hills. It will feature four the major developments made during the Lincoln Presidency: The Morrill Act, The Trans-Continental Railroad, The Department of Agriculture, and the Homestead Act.
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This is the 12th Sand Hills Discovery Experience Conference. This year promises to be every bit as interesting as our past events. We have an impressive list of speakers planned for the event.
We have moved the dates from the previous years. We normally started on Wednesday and went through Friday. This year we will start with tours on Thursday and finish with tours on Saturday.
We hope that you can fit this into your summer schedule. Look for us in a Nebraska Life Magazine Article that is scheduled for the July/August issue of the magazine. Bring the whole family. College credit for the event is also an option. Please post any comments or questions you might have. We will respond as soon as possible.
Abraham Lincoln’s Impact on the Sand Hills
Friday, July 12, 2013
Ainsworth School Learning Center
520 East 2nd Street; Ainsworth, NE
• Matthew Macoubrie -A Snapshot of Abraham Lincoln
• Maxine Moul –President Lincoln’s Legacies: The USDA
• David Nesheim – The Transcontinental Railroad
• Allison Sheridan – The “Morrill” of the Story: The Land-Grant Act of 1862
• Bruce Garver – The Homestead Act
Breakout sessions, exhibitors, vendors, continental breakfast and a catered lunch are included in the full day registration fee. Informative tours are available on Wednesday and Friday to those registered for the Thursday conference.
COLLEGE CREDIT OFFERED
One hour senior/graduate credit in education is also offered, at an additional fee, by Wayne State College. For more information on college credit, contact Wayne State College, 1111 Main St., Wayne, NE 68787; phone 1-800-228-9972 or e-mail the continuing education department,
12th Annual “Sand Hills Discovery Experience” 2013Information
8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
Fee: $50 (early registration-$45) per person. Students under 18 may attend free of charge if accompanying an adult with paid registration.
8:45-9:00 - Opening of conference
9:00 – 12:00 - Presentations
12:00 – 1:00 - Lunch (included with full day registration)
1:00 – 4:30 - Presentations continue
Vendors and exhibitors will be on site until 5:00 p.m.
A block of rooms has been reserved until July 1st at the Ainsworth Rodeway Inn, 888-757-1050 (toll free) and the Ainsworth Super 8 Motel, phone 800-800-8000. For other lodging or general information, call the Ainsworth Chamber of Commerce, 402-387-2740 (866-387-2740 toll free) or visit facebook.com Sand Hills Discovery Foundation
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This is the 12th annual Sand Hills Discovery Experience.
The theme is The Impact of Abraham Lincoln on the Sand Hills
This is a one of a kind event; noted for bringing distinguished experts to present information on some of the latest research on a variety of topics related to this Sand Hills region of Nebraska. One hour of graduate or undergraduate credit is available through Wayne State College.
Call 402-387-1209 for more information on college credit requirements or email: www.wsc.edu or
wsc.edu A comprehensive college located in northeast Nebraska, offering more than 80 majors, including many pre-professional programs.
2013 SAND HILLS DISCOVERY REGISTRATION FORM
Pre-registration requested by July 1, 2013
Number adults attending ______ @ $50 each ($45 registration before 07/01/10) $_______
Number students** attending _____ with adult
Student Name(s) ___________________________
Number adults [email protected] $25 each for ½ day conference (Lunch not included) = $ _____
No. attending Tour #1___ @ $15 each adult = $ _____
(Fossil Dig)____ @ free student rate
No. attending Tour #[email protected] $7 each adult = $ ____ (Fossil Dig) ______ @ free student rate
No. attending Tour #3_____ @$15 each adult=$____ (Fairfield Creek Fire Tour) [email protected] student rate.
No. attending Tour #[email protected] $15 each adult $ ______
(Railroad Tour) [email protected] student rate.
No. attending Tour # 5 ___ @ $20 each adult = $ ____
(Dutch Oven Cooking)_____ @ $5 age 12 & under rate
No. attending Tour #6 ___ @ $15 per person = $ ____ (Moon Lake Road) ______ @ free student rate.
No. attending Tour #7____ @$15 each adult = $ ____
(Norden Bridge and Valentine Bridge Fossil Quarries)
______ @ free student rate
(Subtract $5 in registration fees for Sand Hills Discovery Foundation members) $_______
Total fees $_______
**Students under 18 may attend the Friday events at school free of charge if accompanying an adult with paid registration.
Make checks payable to Sand Hills Discovery Foundation and mail to
P.O. Box 444,
Ainsworth, NE 69210.
The Nature Conservancy located North of Johnstown, NE. Picture was taken during a tour sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and the Sand Hills Discovery Conference.
Sand Hills Discovery Foundation
A scene a few years ago taken at the Nature Conservancy located North of Johnstown, Nebraska on a tour through the Sand Hills Discovery Conference.
Sand Hills Discovery Foundation's cover photo
The Annual Sand Hills Discovery Conference will take place at the Ainsworth Community Schools on Friday, July 12, 2013. The conference is build around the theme of "The Impact of Abraham Lincoln on the Sand Hills." Presentations on the Trans Continental Railroad, The Morrill Land Grant College Act, The Homestead Act, and the creation of the Department of Agriculture are just some of the topics that will be explored. Tours of area sites will be given on Thursday and Saturday and are still in the planning stage. Check back often for updates. The registration will be available on our website at www.sandhillsdiscovery.org.
sandhillsdiscovery.org Enjoy the Sand Hills Discovery Experience! Each year, experts share information about the Sand Hills, including, but not limited to the Sand Hills landscape, wildlife and flora, paleontology, climatology and other topics.