When the Well Runs Dry
Saturday, February 29, 6:00pm
This short documentary film tenderly portrays the vital connection that rural Kansans have with water, our most precious resource. Directed by Rueben Aaronson and Steve Lerner, produced by NGO Films and Florence Historical Society. Supported by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council. The film will be followed by a Q& A with the director Stephen Lerner and Rex Buchanan, Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey.
Rex Buchanan is Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based at the University of Kansas, and is currently the Director of the Consortium to Study Trends in Seismicity at the KGS. He grew up near Little River, in Rice County, Kansas, on the edge of the Smoky Hills. He started at the KGS in 1978, and was the Interim Director from 2010 to 2016. He served as Secretary of the Association of American State Geologists and president of the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE), the Kansas Academy of Science, and the Association of Earth Science Editors. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (2008) and a recipient of GSA’s Public Service Award (2016); a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Geosciences Institute (2018); and the John Strickler award for environmental education from KACEE (2009). He delivers occasional commentaries on Kansas Public Radio. He has an undergraduate degree from Kansas Wesleyan University and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.