Spring Break Hours: During the week of March 25 to 29, service hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Campus Hours

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, prescribed fires and other activities.

SEED PROCESSING

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PLANTING

(meets on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., except where noted)
Site to be determined
March 1* and 8; April 5*, 12 and 19 (*also meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)

WORKDAYS

Meet in the Health and Science  Center (HSC), Room 1324.

Workday Wednesday (all days 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
March 6, 13 and 20; April 3, 10, 17
and 24; and May 1

Workday Thursday (all days 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
March 7 and 21; April 4 and 18; and May 2

Workday Saturday (all days 10 a.m. to noon)
March 9 and April 13

 

Other Events

 

Prep for STEMCON

Friday, April 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Site to be determined

Bird Walk with John Cebula

Monday, April 29
9 to 11 a.m.
Meet at the northwest trailhead of the Russell R. Kirt Prairie

Bird Presentation

Tuesday, April 30
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Health and Science Center (HSC), Atrium

Native Bee Walk and Talk

Friday, May 3
10 a.m. to noon
Health and Science Center (HSC), Atrium

Native Plant Sale

Monday, May 6
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Health and Science Center (HSC), Greenhouse
Proceeds benefit Russell R. Kirt Prairie operations

 

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 Prairie Manager and Faculty 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.

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Families are welcome. All Wednesday Tours to occur in the Russell R. Kirt Prairie. Please meet at the northwest corner of the Russell R. Kirt Prairie. View Map

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

 

 

Contact Information


Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-3210

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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