Grassland Groupies

About GG

The grasslands PR team.

From the highway, you see a blanket of grass ever flowing and unchanging. Occasionally, the wind bends the grass like the waves of the ocean. Sound familiar? If you’ve never found a love for grasslands, you’ve probably never hiked in one. Take a step into a grassland and you’ll find birds, bumblebees, antelope, foxes, and a whole rainbow of wildflowers that change with the seasons. Each grass is different in size or shape, and each bird sings a different song as they flit by. The sky stretches to the horizon giving you a magnificent sunset unseen elsewhere.

Grasslands are overlooked and underappreciated. We’re here to change that. These grasses are home to an untold number of plants and animals and they are disappearing fast. Learn their stories and spread the word: grasslands are worthy of your fascination. Grasslands are worth saving.

We’re your grasslands PR team, working to educate ecosystem dynamics for the love of grasslands.

Our Mission

Inspiring the conservation of grasslands.

Empower Conservation

through civic engagement, outdoor exploration, and science literacy

Inspire Conservation

with curiosity, experiences, learning, and discovery

Engage in Conservation

by fostering bonds between people and their grasslands

Our Crew

Portrait of Rachel happy to see a cow on a farm in Brazil.
co-founder, board secretary

Rachel Roth

Naturalist, artist, and science communicator who studied wildlife management and conservation at K-State University. Loves: hugging landscapes, grasses, birds, and smammals.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Brown-headed Cowbird
Favorite Grassland Plant: Little Bluestem

co-founder, board president

Nicole Brown

Biology graduate from Wichita State University who went from muddy field technician to teacher of nature (and making others get muddy). Loves: long walks through the prairie, native gardening, and all things creepy-crawly.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Prairie Dog (all five species)
Favorite Grassland Plant: Queen of the Andes

Nicole stands with her camera in a riparian woodland
allan saylor gives the camera a thumbs up in a snowy background
lead grassland educator

Allan Saylor

A graduate of Oregon State University and experienced naturalist, interpreter, and writer who has worked in conservation from coast-to-coast. Loves: being outdoors in all weather, natural weirdness, and misunderstood critters.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Grassland peeps! (Inland shorebirds)
Favorite Grassland Plant: Coastal tussock grass 😌

board treasurer

Becky Saylor

Accountant, nerd, and all around smarty with experience in accounting and keeping nonprofits compliant. Loves: her (indoor) cats, vegetable and native plant gardening, and crafting.

Favorite Grassland Animal: Porcupine
Favorite Grassland Plant: Rubeckia

A professional portrait of Becky Saylor with a lovely smile.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice are core to the mission of our organization and critical to our ongoing work in environmental education. The shared experience of nature deeply enriches our communities, and Grassland Groupies, Inc. believes that all people deserve equal access to science education, outdoor experiences, and conservation opportunities regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, socio-economic status, age, ability, or religion.

We recognize that the work of conservation has historically neglected the input of marginalized and underrepresented voices, and the work that we do will benefit immeasurably by creating a space where everyone is heard.

Grassland Groupies is committed to:

  • Partnering with diverse communities to deliver education that engages multiple perspectives, embraces difficult conversations, and confronts biases.
  • Interrupting the status quo and challenging the dominant culture that perpetuates injustice and inequality.
  • Aligning our organizational policies and programs to advance equity and break down barriers for the enrichment of present and future generations.
  • Transparency in our work and decision making.

Nonprofit Transparency

At Grassland Groupies we’re dedicated to transparency. Our details are available on Guidestar.

Contact Us

We’re located in Wichita, KS, but we don’t have a facility available for public access.


Text or call: 316-512-8933

Send mail and packages to:
4925 S Broadway #69
Wichita, KS 67216

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