The conservation of nature is vital to our mission at the Discovery Center. In reflection of that, we have gathered a list of organizations who align with this purpose. Many of these organizations are focused on preserving the life and nature that make Kansas beautiful; check them out below.

Kansas for Children in Nature

The mission of the Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature (KCN) is to foster an appreciation of nature and the environment in Kansas youth by promoting outdoor learning and environmental education.

ARKive: Images of Life On Earth

Built with the cooperation and aid of world-renowned filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists, ARKive is a constantly evolving multimedia guide to the world's endangered animals, plants and fungi-an ambitious project unlike anything ever attempted before.


Started in mid-1990's as a collaborative project between the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Evergreen Project, MBGnet provides biome/ecosystem information and an online image archive based upon the video series “What's It Like Where You Live?” a series which explores terrestrial biomes and aquatic habitats.

Monarch Watch

Monarch Watch is dedicated to ongoing research and education aimed at the protection and conservation of the Monarch butterfly by the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas.

Center for North American Herpetology

An academic portal dedicated to promoting the preservation and conservation of North American amphibians, crocodilians, reptiles and turtles.

Great Plains Nature Center

The Great Plains Nature Center is dedicated to educating the public about the conservation of natural resources and serving as an authority on the wildlife and plant species of the Great Plains Region.

Konza Environmental Education Program (KEEP)

Headquartered at Konza Prairie Biological Station and located in the northeastern Kansas region of the Flint Hills, this 8,600-acre native tallgrass prairie preserve operates as a field research station for the Kansas State University Division of Biology and is dedicated to long-term ecological research, education and prairie conservation.
ARKive Images of Life on Earth
Great Plains Nature Center
Kansans for Children in Nature
Konza Environmental Education Program