Kids on the Prairie

Explore nature’s beauty and surprises!

Kids on the Prairie is an experience for children and adults to learn about nature and explore the monastery grounds.

2022 dates:

  • May 15 – Spring beauty – exploring Lost Lake, digging into geology, frogs, turtles, edible plants, mosses
  • June 12 – Bluebirds and birds in general – Mike Crawford and Sue Bradley, introduction to binoculars, June plants and insects, Juneberries
  • August 14 – Bumble bees and butterflies – goldenrods and their insects, berries, seed gathering
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
Next Kids on the Prairie experience
May 15, 2022 | 10:15-11:45 am

With the warmer weather, there will be plenty of new life to explore around Lost Lake. Kids will listen for frogs calling. We may get close looks at some turtles and a few different duck species. Along the way, we’ll look for spring blossoms and learn more about how plants support the creatures around them.

Kids On the Prairie explorations are for children and their adult family members. We encourage kids to look closely at all of nature and as we encourage a sense of wonder at God’s creation. These sessions are open to members of Holy Wisdom communities and the public. Volunteers from Sunday Assembly and Friends of Wisdom Prairie provide support for each session. For more information, contact jmelton@uwalumni.com.

Dress for the weather. We’ll go out even if it is wet, but not if there is a storm. Meet at the kiosk in the upper parking lot. Boots are recommended as the paths may be wet in spots. We’ll return at about 11:45. No registration is necessary, just show up.