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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

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WORKDAYS

  • Wednesday, June 3, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324
  • Wednesday, June 12, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324
  • Wednesday, June 26, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324
  • Wednesday, June 3, NO WORKDAY
  • Wednesday, July 10, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324
  • Wednesday, July 17, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324
  • Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324
  • Wednesday, July 31, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, HSC 1324

Other Events 

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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.

  • Wednesday, June 5, 6 to 8 p.m. (Rain date: Wednesday, June 12, 6 to 8 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, July 3, 6 to 8 p.m. (Rain date: Wednesday, July 10, 6 to 8 p.m.)
  • Sunday, July 28, 1 to 3 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. (Rain date: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 to 8 p.m.)

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