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William L. Abernathy Science Education Center


category : Learning Centers
The Science Education Center was constructed with the mission of increasing student interest and achievement in the areas of science and math. This goal is being achieved through staff development, exciting student and community programs, and through Interactive Distance Learning (IDL).

The rain forest and production greenhouses are equipped with the Q-COM Greenhouse System that monitors outdoor conditions and the ambient conditions vital to plants and controlled experiments. This system regulates temperature, fog systems and shading systems that will assist in the regulation of temperature. It also prevents overexposure to the sun for many of the tropical plants. In addition to the Q-COM system, each greenhouse is equipped with IDL technology linking 11 school districts, the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and Pittsburg State University.


Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address: 7.5 miles west of Girard on Hwy. 57, Greenbush
Phone: 620-724-6281

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Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials

Historic Court House Square

The current courthouse was built in 1922 and boasts beautiful Italian marble on the inside. Deer Statue, located at the southwest corner of the square, marks the spot Girard Founder, Dr. Charles H. Strong shot a deer and proclaimed that he would build a town on this very spot in 1868

Girard, KS Historic Courthouses

Girard Golf Course

The Girard Golf Course is a nine-hole, grass green municipal golf course maintained for public use.

Girard, KS Golf Courses

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William L. Abernathy Science Education Center

The Science Education Center was constructed with the mission of increasing student interest and achievement in the areas of ...