History

This page is designed to collect all the information regarding the history of the Kansas Association of Biology Teachers. This includes lists of our past presidents, meeting locations, field trips and other pertinent information from our recent and more distant past. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment here (link needed).

CURRENT OFFICERS

President –  Noah Busch…….. nrbusch22@gmail.com

President-Elect – Drew Ising……… andrewising@gmail.com

Vice-President – Kelley Tuel…………. kelley@tuel.com

Secretary – Kelly Kluthe …………………. kelly.kluthe@kckps.org

Treasure – Michael Ralph……… mralphoe@olatheschools.org

Past-President – Julie Schwarting……… jashwar@usd497.org

PAST PRESIDENTS

1938…………………………O. P. Dellinger

Unknown……………………Organization disbanded by 1942

1959…………………………Gerald Teague, Temporary Chairman, Organization Revived

1960…………………………Sherman Nystrom

1961…………………………Sherman Nystrom

1962…………………………Virgil Boatwright

1963…………………………Harland Pankratz

1964…………………………John Ransom

1965…………………………Evelyn Kovar Thompson

1966…………………………Wayne Stebbins

1967…………………………Vincent Krabill

1968…………………………Virgil Boatwright

1969…………………………Myron Schwinn

1970…………………………Kermit Daum

1971…………………………Frank Nelson

1972…………………………Roscoe Waldorf

1973…………………………Kay Moorman

1974…………………………Charles Horner

1975…………………………Jim Arnwine

1976…………………………Paul Jantzen

1977…………………………L. O. Breckenridge

1978-1979….………………Fred Trowbridge

1980-1981…………………Joseph T. Collins

1982-1983…………………John Wachholz

1984…………………………Louis Bussjaeger

1985-1986…………………Marc Linton

1987-1988…………………Brad Williamson

1989-1991…………………Pat Wakeman

1992-1994…………………Pat Lamb

1995-1996…………………Steven Case

1997-1998…………………Terry Callender

1999-2000…………………Lisa Volland

2001-2002…………………Harry McDonald

2003-2004…………………Sandy Collins

2005-2006…………………Todd Carter

2007-2008…………………Randy Dix

2009-2010………………………….. Bill Welch

2011-2012………………………… Josie Stiles

2013-2014………………………… Julie Schwarting

2015-Present …………………….. Noah Busch

NEWLETTER ARCHIVE

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vol. 40, number 1
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vol. 39, number 1
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vol. 38, number 2
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vol. 37, number 1
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vol. 35, number 1
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vol. 34, number 1
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vol. 33, number 1
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vol. 33, number 3
vol. 33, number 4

vol. 32, number 2
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vol. 31, number 2
vol. 31, number 3a
vol. 31, number 3b

KANSAS SCHOOL NATURALIST

Vol. 60, No. 1 - October 2013 - Checklist of the Land Snails of Kansas

Since 1954, Emporia State University’s Dept. of Biology has published annually “The Kansas School Naturalist”. KABT’s own John Richard Schrock is the editor of this fine resource. When I was a young teacher I coveted experienced teacher’s Turtox News and their Kansas School Naturalist. This publication features literally a one-of-a-kind resource for many very relevant but sometime obscure topics of interest to biology teachers and their students. To fully appreciate and study the diversity of life on this planet, in this state where else are you going to find detailed information about snowflies, Kansas dragonflies (present-day and Permian), viruses, tardigrades or scorpian flies? Particularly, dear to me is an issue authored by my good friend, the late Charlie Drewes on toxicology studies. You can find a listing of the KS School Naturalists issues that are available online at: http://www.emporia.edu/ksn/

You’ll also find there a listing of all the issues published since 1954 so you can see how complete your collection is.  – Brad Williamson

    Brief History of Kansas Association of Biology Teachers

Compiled by Paul Jantzen and Stan Roth

YearPresident of KABT               Spring Field Trip                         Fall Paper Session
1938O.P.Dellinger
1942Organization disbanded for The duration of WWII+
1959Gerald Teague (temp.)Organization revivedKSTC, Emporia
1960 Sherman NystromWichita West High School
1961Sherman NystromBethel, North NewtonMcPherson
1962Virgil BoatwrightManhattan area, site of proposed Nat. Prairie ParkLawrence High School
1963Harland PankratzBuhler, Burton, Halstead, Harvey County ParkKSTC, Emporia
1964John RansomGyp Hills (Barber, Comanche, Kiowa Counties)Washburn Univ., Topeka
1965Evelyn Kovar ThompsonRock Springs 4-H RanchPittsburg State College
1966Wayne StebbinsRock Springs 4-H RanchFt. Hays State College
1967 Vincent KrabillHays area, Chalk Beds and grasslandsHesston
1968Virgil BoatwrightPittsburg areaKSU, Manhattan
1969Myron SchwinnEureka (Midwest Inst.) KSTC, Emporia
1970Kermit DaumCheyenne BottomsGarden City Jr. College
1971 Frank NelsonQuivira Nat. Wildlife refuge Manhattan High School
1972Roscoe WaldorfFlint Hills Nat. Wildlife Refuge, BurlingtonSacred Heart College, Wichita
1973Kay MoormanSWAN Meeting, KSTC , EmporiaPratt Jr. College
1974Charles HornerHutchinson, site of proposed Sand Hills State ParkKU, Lawrence
1975Jim ArnewineCimarron Nat. Grasslands, Morton Co.Microzoo, Abilene
1976Paul JantzenScott County State LakeFriends University, Wichita
1977L.O. BreckenridgeMcPherson Co. State Lake, Maxwell Game Preserve, Harvey Co. ParkSalina Central High School
1978Fred TrowbridgeKirwin Nat. Wildlife RefugeESU, Ross Reservation
1979Fred TrowbridgeCrawford County St. ParkKU, Lawrence
1980Joseph T. CollinsChikaskia River, Sumner Co. Sedgwick Co. Zoo
1981Joseph T. CollinsClark County State LakeLand Institute, Salina
1982John WachholzMarais Des Cygnes Nat. Wildlife RefugeFHSU, Hays
1983John WachholzKonza Prairie Research Natural AreaGage Park Zoo, Topeka
1984Louis BussjaegerSquaw Creek Nat. Wildlife Refuge, MissouriCamp Aldridge, Gt. Bend
1985Marc LintonSherman and Wallace Counties W.S.U., Wichita
1986Marc LintonMilford Lake and Wakefield areaOzark Underground Lab, Taney Co. MO
1987Brad WilliamsonQuivira Nat. Wildlife RefugeE.S.U. Emporia
1988Brad WilliamsonRock Springs Ranch with KATSBenedictine, Atchison
1989Pat WakemanPittsburg State Univ. and reaK.S.U., Manhattan
1990Pat WakemanChatauqua HillsPrairie Center, Olathe
1991Pat WakemanSalina with Prairie Festival at Land InstituteRock Springs Ranch, Junction City
1992Pat LambMilford Reservoir K.S.U. Manhattan
1993Pat LambPlanned for Cimarron Nat. Grasslands, cancelledSalina
1994Pat LambCheyenne Bottoms/Quivira Nat. Wildlife RefugeKU. Lawrence
1995Steve CasePrairie Center, OlatheOlathe East H.S.
1996Steve CaseMatfield Green and Z-Bar Ranch; Pawnee Nat. Gransslands, COE.S.U, Emporia
1997Terry CallenderGyp Hills/Belvidere areaFHSU, Hays w/KESTA
1998Terry CallenderKanopolis Lake, Ellsworth Co. Olathe East High School
1999Lisa VollandEureka City Lake and Fall River—Greenwood CountySternberg Museum, FHSU, Hays, KS
2000Lisa VollandCimmaron National Grasslands, Morton CountyGreat Plains Nature Center, Wichita, KS
2001 Harry McDonaldEast Johnson Co., Overland Park ArboretumManhattan
2002Harry McDonaldSmoky Valley RanchSalina Cen. HS (shar-a-thon)
2003Sandy CollinsS. Central KS (Mike Fell)Barton Community College 
2004Sandy CollinsFt. LeavenworthWSU (Chaplin Bioblitz)
2005Todd CarterNiobrara St. Park, NBOlathe North HS
2006Todd CarterBioblitz (bust)Cowley Co. C. College
2007Randy DixRoaring River, MOKill Creek Park
2008Randy DixNiobrara St. Park & Ash Fall SP, NBKU Campus
2009Bill WelchKS Wetlands CenterESU—50th Anniversary
2010Bill WelchSmokey Valley RanchKU Field Station
2011Josie StilesLake Fagan&Cross Timbers St. ParkKonza Field Station
2012Josie StilesAlcove Springs-Marshall CountyKU Field Station
2013Julie SchwartingRed HillsKonza Field Station

NABT Presidents from Kansas Editors of Newsletter and Journal

Homer A. Stephens 1942 John Ransom

John Breukelman 1957 Paul Jantzen

Ted Andrews 1964 John Wachholz

Jack Carter 1977 Richard Schrock (KBT Editor)

Stan Roth 1980 Pat Wakeman

Brad Williamson 2002

Todd Carter 2008

Executive Secretaries of KABT

Stan Roth 1962—1983

Bob Rose 1983—1990

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