Ecosystems of Kansas Summer Institute June 7-11, 2021

Do you teach high school biology or environmental studies?

Would you like to interact with ecological researchers,
develop curriculum that links current research to NGSS standards,
learn more about Kansas ecosystems,
and work with other teachers across the state?

Then, apply for the 2021 Ecosystems of Kansas Summer Institute.

When: June 7-11 (arrive evening of June 6th if traveling from out of town)

Where: University of Kansas Field Station, 350 Wild Horse Road, Lawrence, KS 66044 -


Overview of the program:

While attending the institute, you will be participating in a variety of activities from carrying out investigations and learning about current university-level research, to exploring diverse outdoor environments. Early in the week participants will be divided into groups based upon their areas of interest to work with Kansas State University researchers. Groups will spend time developing inquiry-based curriculum for their high school classrooms. 

  • 10 teachers will be selected to attend
  • Teacher participants will earn a stipend of $750 for actively participating in the week’s activities and writing curriculum 
  • A Travel allowance will be provided for all participants and housing will be provided for participants who live more than an hour drive from the Konza Prairie Biological Station.

Go to the People page to find out more about the researcher who will be facilitating the small groups for the 2020 Ecosystems of Kansas Summer Institute and to learn more about the MAPS researchers.

This program could lead to further collaboration through National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (NSF RET) grants. Future programs will take place at the University of Kansas Field Station in 2020 and 2022 and at the Kansas State Konza Prairie Biological Station in the summer of 2021.

Applications are due March 1  

Email Peggy Schultz:

Video from the 2018 Ecosystems across Kansas:
An overview of the previous session from last Summer.


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