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Dwight D. Eisenhower
 Presidential Library and Museum 
PO Box 339   200 SE 4th Street   Abilene, KS 67410   785.263.6700   877.RING.IKE  
July 5, 2013
Samantha Kenner, Communications Director
785.263.6764  |  877.RING.IKE 
Kansas Town Hall Climate Change Program

ABILENE, Kan. - Climate change will be the topic of a Kansas Town Hall program on Saturday, July 13 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The public is invited to attend this free program held in the Visitors Center Auditorium from 2 to 4 p.m.


The 75-minute film Chasing Ice will be shown followed by a panel discussion. The film documents the story of acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog and his journey to the Arctic to capture images of the Earth's changing climate for National Geographic in 2005. Chasing Ice has won more than 30 awards from film festivals around the world.


The panel is comprised of representatives speaking from the political, agricultural, and science-based perspectives. Moderating the discussion is Carol Barta, Librarian with the North Central Kansas Libraries System, who believes that an informed citizenry is vital to democracy. Barta is a trained moderator with K-State's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD). 


Panel members include:
  • Political: Kansas Representative Dennis Hedke, Geophysicist with the Hedke-Saenger Geoscience, Ltd. and author of The Audacity of Freedom
  • Agricultural: Donn Teske, Executive Director of the Kansas Farmers Union
  • Science-based: Charles W. Rice, Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University and Johnannes J. Feddema, Department of Geography, University of Kansas
To learn more about the Kansas Town Hall program, please visit our website at www.eisenhower.archives.gov.

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"Citizenship is not a mere matter of expressing our pride in our traditions...Citizenship is the carrying forward of the ideals on which nations based on freedom are maintained and sustained."
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sept. 30, 1956
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
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