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Field Trips and Events

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Special Events

  • Native Seed Harvest

    Indian Boundary Prairies
    October 04, 2014

    Join us in welcoming fall by harvesting native seeds at Paintbrush Prairie. We will be collecting tall grass seeds for sowing and restoration of areas at Indian Boundary Prairies preserve. Bring a large paper grocery bag if you can and we will supply everything else... Learn more

  • Chicago’s Green Festival: We’re Bringing the Prairie to You!

    Chicago's Navy Pier
    October 24, 2014 - October 26, 2014

    At this year’s Chicago Green Festival, we’re bringing the prairie to you! Stop by our booth to experience the sights and sounds of this important habitat and celebrate the return of bison to our Nachusa Grasslands preserve. Get your photo taken on the pra... Learn more

  • 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

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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