Prairie Tours and Work Events

Group Tours

COD Natural Areas Work Events

Other Events

Summer Prairie Tours


 

Group Tours

Learn about the wildlife, plants, and natural processes of the prairie ecosystem as you take a guided journey through COD’s prairie restorations. For more information, complete the following inquiry form.

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COD Natural Areas Work Events

Volunteer your time to restore our natural environment!

We will be performing hand weeding of invasive plants, seed collection and processing of native plants, brush cutting and clearing, and prescribed fires, and other activities.

Workdays

Prepare to work outdoors with the potential for seed processing indoors. Bring water to drink and dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Activities include but are not limited to brush cutting, seed collecting, pulling weeds, planting, transplanting and stacking brush. For all sessions, meet in the Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1324.


Wednesday Workdays

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (all days)

      • Nov. 7, 14 and 28

 

Workday Thursday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (all days)

      • Nov. 8 


Seed Processing Friday

Nov. 9 and 16
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (both days)
Site to be determined


Saturday Workdays

All Saturday Workdays and rescheduled dates are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sites vary. Check back for future dates.

 

Other Events

 

Check back for future events.

 

Summer Prairie Tours

Learn about the wildlife, plants, and natural processes of the prairie ecosystem as you take a guided journey through COD’s prairie restorations. COD biology faculty members will lead the tours.  Participants will learn to identify some of the more than 100 species of native Illinois plants found throughout the 18-acre prairie preserve.

Check back for future dates.

Families are welcome. All Wednesday Tours to occur in the Russell R. Kirt Prairie. Please meet in Parking Lot College 4 (Prairie Parking Lot) adjacent to Russell R. Kirt Prairie. View Map

It is suggested that participants arrive a short while before start time.

 

 

Contact Information


Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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