Konza Environmental Education Program

Science on the Prairie

Marveling at their catch

Hands on research opportunities

Know and grow

One of the most effective ways to encourage the development of future scientists is to provide hands-on research opportunities for kids. Here at the Konza Prairie Biological Station we offer experiential activities that are based on the actual research done by site scientists.

Always question,
always wonder.

About critical thinking

Students collect data that, taken collectively, show trends and responses to environmental cues. This website presents this student-collected data for anyone to access for their classroom or individual project.

Students with nets catching grasshoppers

Knowledge is everything

Konza Environmental Education Program



Research must always be of high quality in order to produce knowledge that is applicable outside of the research setting.


data collection

Field data collection is a data collection project executed in person, in a specifically chosen physical location or environment.


trends and responses

After data is collected, it can be analyzed by looking for trends, patterns, and relationships. Trends are general directions of data, such as an overall increase in temperature or pH.

See the Data


Use the main menu above to view the charts and graphs available to the public on this website.


The Grasshopper Count Chart and Grasshopper Count Report display results of a variety of species from many years of collection.

Stream Chemistry

The Stream Chemistry Report and Chart show values for temperature in Farenheit and Celsius scales, pH, Dissolved Oxygen and more.

Stream Organisms

The Stream Organism Report and Chart reveals total counts of a number of organisms with varying degrees of pollution sensitivity.