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Konza Environmental Education Program

What is Friends of Konza Prairie?

Friends of Konza Prairie (FOKP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support of the Konza Prairie environmental education program.  As a member, your contributions are tax-deductible (less benefits received) and go to bringing area school children to the tallgrass prairie.

What does FOKP do?

    • Supports the Environmental Educator who develops educational programs for K-12 students and the general public, including the Docent Program, on prairie ecology and tallgrass prairie research and conservation.
    • Markets Konza Prairie merchandise to raise funds for our education programs.
    • Provides educational presentations about Konza Prairie to local organizations, through the FOKP Presenter's Bureau.
    • Sponsors special events at Konza Prairie throughout the year, such as:
      • Annual Wildflower Walk on Butterfly Hill in June
      • Fall Bison Barbecue Potluck at the Annual Meeting of members in September
      • Winter Event and soup buffet in January
      • Spring Event with invited speakers or special activities

FOKP Brochure

2016 FOKP Board and Committees

Friends of Konza Prairie Merchandise

An Invitation to Join Friends of Konza Prairie

Friends of Konza Prairie (FOKP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support of the Konza Environmental Education Program.  As a member, your contributions are tax-deductible.

Membership Benefits:

By becoming a member, you will receive the following benefits:

- Bison and Bluestem newsletter

- Invitation to bison barbecue potluck

- Winter and spring special events - may be a concert, invited speaker, or activity

Levels of membership:


Student - $10
Little Bluestem - individual - $30
Little Bluestem - family - $50
Big Bluestem -$100
Flint Hills -$150
Prairie Chicken -$250
Bison - $500 and up



your completed membership form (on the FOKP brochure) and tax-deductible check, payable to Friends of Konza Prairie, to:

Friends of Konza Prairie
Kansas State University
Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-4901

Corporate Sponsorships:

By partnering with the Konza Prairie, corporations can impact students with financial assistance, receive brand recognition, and demonstrate corporate responsibility by investing in long-term ecological research, education and prairie conservation. Please contact Director John Briggs at jbriggs1@ksu.edu to become a corporate sponsor.