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Visitors' Day at Konza Prairie • Riley County

Saturday, Sep 29th, 2012 @ 8am-4pm
Konza Prairie Biological Station • 100 Konza Prairie Lane • Manhattan, KS • Map

Visitors' Day is the one time (every other year) where we open our doors to the public. Here's a quick look at what we'll have available:

- Free rides around the Bison Loop. Ride with a trained docent and see the 10-mile loop around our 2,500 acre bison enclosure. Learn about our grassland management methods and see the bison up close.
- Hayrides around the research area around the headquarters. These rides are usually lead by Konza researchers and this is a wonderful time to learn about the current research being done on the site.
- For the kids: learn about bison, catch grasshoppers, make a wildflower collage, or become a junior ecologist. We'll have lots to do for the young people in your life!
- Walk the Nature Trail or our other trail, the Butterfly Hill Trail. Butterfly Hill is rarely open to the public so here's your chance to come onto the site and see a new facet to Konza Prairie.
- See posters about some of the current research being done and chat with volunteers or researchers.

All activities are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Contact: Jill Haukos, Director of Education, (785) 587-0381,

Contact: Jill Haukos (785) 587-0381

Sponsor: Konza Prairie Biological Station

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