Education and Outreach
The Konza Prairie Biological Station provides educational opportunities for students of many ages, from elementary school to post-graduate level. The station conducts programs in prairie ecology for visiting class groups, the interpretation of Konza research programs for the general public, and a Schoolyard LTER program. The environmental educator provides training for elementary and secondary school teachers, and volunteer docents who assist with groups. Contact the Konza Environmental Education Program (KEEP) at (785) 587-0381 for reservations or further information regarding programs for K-12 schools.
Field groups and college classes are invited to visit the station for short periods, and lodging is available. Contact the office at (785)587-0441 for more information. K-State faculty and biologists with faculty affiliations at other universities provide research training for dozens of undergraduate and graduate students each year. Undergraduate students from a variety of institutions are supported by the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program each summer.