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.

Daytime Prairie Tours will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on the following days:

  • Tuesday, June 13
  • Tuesday, June 27
  • Tuesday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 25
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8

Evening Prairie Tours will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following days:

  •  Wednesday, July 5
  •  Wednesday, July 26
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20


Families are welcome. Meet at the northwest trailhead of the Russell R. Kirt Prairie, near the west end of the Health and Science Center. It is suggested that participants arrive a short while before start time. Parking is available in Fawell Lot D. View Prairie Tour map.


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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