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Konza Environmental Education Program

Interested in Becoming a Docent?

The Konza Prairie Docent Program offers specialized training for community members interested in volunteering at Konza Prairie and learning about tallgrass prairie research and ecology.  Trained docents guide hikes and driving tours for public and school groups visiting Konza Prairie.  Other opportunities include helping with work days and special projects, as well as attending educational in-services and social events.

Join Us for New Docent Orientation

Date: March 19th - 9:00 am       

NOTE:  Complete docent training takes 8 days in the spring and another 4 days in the autumn (meeting 9:00 am - 12:00 pm each time).  Tuesday, March 19th is just the first day of training/orientation.

Dates of training (you need to attend all of them):  

March 19th - 22nd

March 26th - 29th  

August 20th - 23rd

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

New Docent Orientation is the first of 12 training sessions to become a Konza Prairie Docent.  New Docent Orientation will introduce you to Konza Prairie Biological Station and the Konza Environmental Education Program.  Come find out about the Docent Program, preview program materials and the upcoming training schedule, meet experienced docents and Konza Prairie staff, and view a presentation about Konza Prairie.

New Docent Training Calendar - 2024

New Docent Registration Form

Registration Fee:  $40

Mailing address for New Docent Registrations (NOTE - the mailing address is not the location for docent training):
116 Ackert Hall
Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS  66506



Training begins at the Konza Prairie headquarters Hulbert Education Center. Directions: drive past the Nature Trail kiosk and proceed around the corner to the right. Class will be held in the lower level of the stone ranch house - indicated by the red circle.  Park to the south of the stone house as indicated on the photo.  

Hulbert Center

Konza Prairie Biological Station

Please contact:
Jill Haukos
Director of Education   (785) 587-0381    konzaed@ksu.edu