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Konza Environmental Education Program

What is the 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 Konza Environmental Education Program (KEEP) for K-12 students.  KEEP introduces students to ecology and beauty of the tallgrass prairie. The program also connects students to this amazing ecosystem and introduces them to the science and research of the Konza Prairie Biological Station.
  • Supports the work and activities of the Konza Prairie Biological Station. 
  • Sponsors special events at Konza Prairie throughout the year, such as:
    • Cure for Cabin Fever Soup and Song in January
    • Greater Prairie-chicken viewing in April
    • Walk with Researchers guided hike of headquarters in May
    • Wildflower Walk on Butterfly Hill in June
    • Bison Barbecue and Bison Loop Tour in September
    • Visions of the Flint Hills art show at the Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO in October/November

Membership Questions?

Call (785) 587-0381 or email at:  keeped@ksu.edu

 

Upcoming events:

Visions of the Flint Hills 

Visions of the Flint Hills - benefit art show

When:  October 2 - November 20, 2020

Where:  Virtual Online Art Show - may be viewed here  

             You may also schedule an in-person viewing of the show here.  The show is at the Buttonwood Art Space - 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, MO

Why:  Come see amazing art from local artisans that showcases the beauty of the Flint Hills - plus 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the art goes to the Friends of Konza  Prairie and is used to support the environmental education program at Konza Prairie.

 

Check out our new 2021 Friends of Konza Prairie Calendar!  Available at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and at Claflin Books and Copies 

 

FOKP Brochure

2020 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

To become a member of the Friends of Konza Prairie

Student membership (including college) = $10/yr

Individual membership = $30/yr.

Family membership = $50/yr.

Big Bluestem level = $100 - $149/yr.

Flint Hills level = $150 - $249/yr.

Prairie Chicken level = $250 - $499/yr.

Bison level = $500 and up/yr.  (receives a complimentary FOKP calendar)

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Mail:
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 Blair at jblair@ksu.edu to become a corporate sponsor.