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.

Next Kids on the Prairie experience

September 19, 2021 | 10:15-11:30 am

Kids On the Prairie meets on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 10:15-11:30 am. The weather looks great and there is much to explore.

We have lots of choices of activities. There might be a little seed collecting and sowing. The apples are right for picking although they may have been picked by Sunday. Most of the Cuplant stalks are dried up, but still interesting because of the birds that are feeding off them. The 10 feet tall native sunflowers are pretty impressive; they’d make a wonderful backdrop for a picture. If we are lucky we might see a Barred Owl near the lake.

Adults and their children are invited to gather at the monastery parking lot kiosk at 10:15 am, no RSVP needed. Come for as long as you want. We will be walking quite a bit, so sturdy shoes are a good idea. Kids On the Prairie is open to members of Holy Wisdom Communities as well as non-members. Feel free to bring your friends.

Planning for the experience

Kids on the Prairie is for children ages 3 and above and their grown-ups. It is open to the public as well as members of Holy Wisdom communities. We meet at the kiosk in the parking area at 10:15 am and return there at 11:30 am. If it is raining, we will have a short plant exploration and monarch update indoors.

Hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and closed-toed shoes are a good idea. Unvaccinated children and grown-ups are encouraged to wear a mask and maintain a healthy distance. For more information, please feel free to email Julie Melton at

Stay tuned for upcoming dates.