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February 2018

Adventure Camp

February 19 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
$50

Outdoor activities (weather permitted): - Sledding hill - Snowman or fort building - Animal track identification - Animal snow enrichment Indoor activities: - Snow bubbles-experiment - Milk jug igloo fun time - Animal program with animal encounter - Indoor star gazing - Glow bowling - Winter slime (K-5)-craft/ magnetic slime (6-8) Cost: $50 per student -10% discount to members and 10% discount per sibling after first student at regular price Includes; t-shirt and book bag for each student, 2 snacks,…

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March 2018

Homeschool: Behind the Scenes

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Behind the Scenes: What does it take to care for the animal at Wildlife Prairie Park? Come meet the dedicated team to find out! What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather appropriate!** Purchase now! Cost:…

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April 2018

Homeschool: Feeding Frenzy

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Feeding Frenzy What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather appropriate!** Purchase now! Cost: Student: $10 per student Members $6 Parent/Teacher: $3 admission per person/ Members Free All students must be accompanied by an adult Advanced…

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Boy Scout Badge Day: Environmental Science

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges. ¬†Space is limited. April Topic: Environmental Science¬† Requires pre #3e1: e. Endangered Species 1. Do research on one endangered species found in your state. Find out what its natural habitat is, why it is endangered, what is being done to preserve it, and how many individual organisms are left in the wild. Prepare a 100-word report about the organism, including a drawing. Present your report to…

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Junior Naturalist: Conservation in Action

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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May 2018

Boy Scout Badge Day: Mammal Study

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges.  Space is limited. Boy Scout 2018 Full Schedule Cost:  $30 per scout $25 per member Group discounts available Parents are welcome to stay but must pay regular admission Advanced registration and payment are required Please bring: Lunch Good walking shoes All supplies, blue cards, and worksheets are provided. Please call 309-676-0998 ext 312 to reserve your spot today

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Junior Naturalist: Plant Diversity

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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June 2018

Boy Scout Badge Day: Nature

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges. ¬†Space is limited. April Topic: Nature¬† Requires pre #4A2: 4a. Birds 2. Make and set out a birdhouse OR a feeding station OR a birdbath. List what birds used it during a period of one month. Boy Scout 2018 Full Schedule Cost:¬† $30 per scout $25 per member Group discounts available Parents are welcome to stay but must pay regular admission Advanced registration and payment are…

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Junior Naturalist: Bug Life

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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July 2018

Homeschool: Folktales

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Folktales- Myths, legends, fables, and folklore. WE will read and discuss stores such as "The Fox and the Crow" and "The Hare and the Tortoise". What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather appropriate!** Purchase now!…

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Boy Scout Badge Day: Bird Study

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges. ¬†Space is limited. July Topic: Bird Study¬† Requires pre#8 Do ONE of the following. For the option you choose, report what birds you hope to attract, and why. Build a bird feeder and put it in an appropriate place in your yard or another¬†¬† location. Build a birdbath and put it in an appropriate place. Build a backyard sanctuary for birds by planting trees and shrubs…

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Junior Naturalist: Inside Out

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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August 2018

Homeschool: Endangered Species

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Endangered Species- Learn about ecosystems, food webs, and how humans have affected the environment. How can we protect endangered species in our area? What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather appropriate!** Purchase now! Cost: Student:…

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Boy Scout Badge Day: Plant Science

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges. August topic: Plant Science (pre #8 option 3 F1 tree inventory)¬† Pre #8 Option 3 F1 Complete EACH of these requirements: Tree Inventory -Identify the trees of your neighborhood or a park or section of your town. -Collect, press, and label leaves, flowers, or fruits to document your inventory. -List the types of trees by scientific name and give common names. Note the number and size…

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Junior Naturalist: Pond Study

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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September 2018

Boy Scout Badge Day: Reptile and Amphibian

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges. ¬†Space is limited. September Topic: Reptile and Amphibian Study (pre #8) Pre #8- ¬†Do ONE of the following: a. Maintain one or more reptiles or amphibians for at least a month. Record food accepted, eating methods, changes in coloration, shedding of skins, and general habits; or keep the eggs of a reptile from the time of laying until hatching; or keep the eggs of an amphibian…

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Homeschool: Animal Enrichment

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Animal Enrichment- Do you enjoy getting presents? Come help us make a few for our animals and see their reactions. What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather appropriate!** Purchase now! Cost: Student: $10 per student…

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October 2018

Homeschool: Fossils

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Fossils- fossils provide a valuable record of plants and animals from millions and even billions of years ago. Let's go find a few! What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather appropriate!** Purchase now! Cost: Student:…

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Boy Scout Badge Day: Fish and Wildlife Management

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program provides a structured curriculum for boy scouts to earn various merit badges. ¬†Space is limited. October topic:¬†Fish and Wildlife Management (pre #5) Pre #5 Do ONE of the following: a. Construct, erect, and check regularly at least two artificial nest boxes (wood duck, bluebird, squirrel, etc.) and keep written records for one nesting season. b. Construct, erect, and check regularly bird feeders and keep written records of the kinds of birds visiting the feeders for 2 weeks. c.…

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Junior Naturalist: Sleeping Patterns

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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November 2018

Homeschool: Fur, Feathers, and Scales

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Fur, Feathers, and Scales- Explore animal coats, and accessories. We put on jackets and scarves to stay warm, but our animal friends wear their gear all year long! What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather…

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Junior Naturalist: Mighty Mammals

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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December 2018

Homeschool: Rodents

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Topic: Rodents- Squirrels, beavers, and groundhogs to name a few. What do these animals have in common What to expect: -This multi-age level, naturalist-conducted program with learning opportunities for every age group. -Lessons are designed to increase awareness of the wonders of the natural world. -The outdoor portion may be a hike and/or game or other all-age inclusive activity to further the lesson of the day.¬†**Please dress weather appropriate!** Purchase now! Cost: Student: $10 per student Members $6 Parent/Teacher: $3…

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Junior Naturalist: Herpetology

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Start your adventure‚Ķ. Join the Junior Naturalist program for kids at Wildlife Prairie Park! ¬† Sessions take place once a month from 1-2:30pm typically on the first Saturday. Each month we will cover a different topic, from bugs or birds to animal habitats and sleeping patterns! Hands on activities and special animal programs will be included. ¬† Each child will receive a badge and booklet for attending the session. There is no limit to the number of sessions your child…

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