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Field Trips and Events

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Special Events

  • Ghosts of the Ammunition Plant Tour

    Attendees will meet at the Welcome Center
    October 11, 2014

    Did you know that in 1940, the U.S. Government acquired over 36,000 acres to build an ammunition plant on the land that is now known as Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie? Why was this location chosen? How was it built and operated? Our volunteer tour guide for thi... Learn more

  • The Making of Patagonia National Park

    The Field Museum's Montgomery Ward Hall
    September 30, 2014

    Kris Tompkins, former CEO of Patagonia Inc., will be telling the remarkable story of the making of Patagonia National Park on September 30 at 12:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Ward Hall at the Field Museum. Along with her husband, Doug, Kris is a devoted conservationist w... Learn more

  • Autumn on the Prairie

    Nachusa Grasslands
    September 20, 2014

    Join us for this free event that is open to the public! You'll have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the preserve, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride,  listen to live music, snack on kettle corn, see live birds of prey, watch a local artist at work, visit a ... Learn more

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Midewin Restoration Volunteer Days

    30239 State Route 53 Wilmington, IL 60481
    Please select a date

    Join the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie team every Thursday, year round, from     9 am – 2:30 pm. Volunteers are needed for seed cleaning, brush cutting, herbicide treatment, invasive plant pulling, seed broadcasting and greenhouse plant... Learn more

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