TOPEKA – The Kansas Natural Resource Council announces the screening of the first film in a series of short documentaries on water in Kansas. “The Waters of Kansas – Cheyenne Bottoms” will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center in Great Bend.

The films are meant to prompt discussion of Kansans’ relationship with water as the state struggles to deal with water quality and quantity issues. Following the film will be a public discussion of local water issues moderated by Robert Penner, Cheyenne Bottoms and Avian Programs Manager for the Nature Conservancy and KNRC Board Member. Light refreshments will be provided and casual discussions encouraged following the formal program. The Education Center is located at Cheyenne Bottoms, 592 NE K-156 Hwy, 10 miles NE of Great Bend. Please visit the KNRC website, knrc.weebly.com, to see clips from the films. The Kansas Humanities Council provided major funding for the project.

“KHC Humanities grants support projects that connect people with ideas and engage Kansans with the humanities,” said Julie Mulvihill, executive director of the Kansas Humanities Council. “This series of short films and public screenings in Burlington, Colby, and Great Bend invite Kansans to consider and discuss contemporary water issues.”

The Kansas Natural Resource Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote environmentally responsible practices and sustainable natural resource policies to ensure the quality and abundance of these resources for future generations of Kansans. For more information, visit www.knrc.weebly.com.

The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community- based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information, visit www.kansashumanities.org.