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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

Become a member

Membership Questions?

Call (785) 587-0381 or email at:  friendsofkonza@gmail.com

Want to Contribute to Support Konza Prairie?

Your support is appreciated - and easily made here

Memorials to the Friends of Konza Prairie may be sent to:

116 Ackert Hall
Division of Biology; KSU
Manhattan, KS 66506

Upcoming events:

Wildflower Walk

2021 Wildflower Walk
When: Sunday, June 6th @ 6:30 pm  
Location:  Konza Prairie Biological Station Headquarters - 100 Konza Prairie Lane, Manhattan, KS


Join us to hike the gorgeous and secluded Butterfly Hill Trail at Konza Prairie. This trail is normally off-limit to the public and, during mid-spring, is resplendent with native wildflowers and butterflies.

The 1.5 mile hike is easy and marked - you'll be put into groups of 10 people, each with a guide.

Expect to see a sunset on the tallgrass prairie with golden light illuminating up to 50 different species of flowers. 

Join us! No reservations needed (just show up) - $10/person or free to members of the Friends of Konza Prairie. 

Questions?  Call (785) 587-0381

Proceeds benefit the Konza Environmental Education Program


Check out our new 2021 Friends of Konza Prairie Calendar!  Available at Claflin Books and Copies - 4th & Poyntz, Manhattan KS

Konza Calendar 2021     Konza Calendar



FOKP Brochure

2021 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)

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.