Kids on the Prairie

Explore nature’s beauty and surprises!

Kids on the Prairie is an experience open to the public and designed for children and their adult family members to learn about nature and explore the prairie and monastery grounds. Volunteers from Sunday Assembly and Friends of Wisdom Prairie provide support for each session.

Upcoming 2023 dates (please register below):

  • June 11
    Birds, birds, birds. Who is living inside those nest boxes? Where are the Bluebirds? What is it like to be a Sandhill Crane? Kids can learn from two experts, Mike Crawford and Sue Bradley as we explore birds with hands-on activities and close-up views. The restored lands at Holy Wisdom are full of resources for many nesting birds. We will act like a bird and see what they are up to. Explore bird habits on Monastery grounds. Binoculars will be available for kids and adults. Meet at 10:30 am at the parking lot kiosk. Please register on this page to help us know who is coming.
  • Aug. 13
    In August Wisdom Prairie is full of insects. Many are pollinators looking for a good meal. Some are predators looking for their next meal. Join Kids On the Prairie as we explore the prairie. We’ll look for butterflies, dragonflies, ambush bugs and insects that just happen to be hanging around on prairie plants. Plants need insects and insects need plants. Birds need them both. Come and learn more about the interesting lives of these small creatures. Meet at the parking lot kiosk at 10:30 am. We’ll explore until 12:00 pm. Shorter walks are possible. Please register on this page so we know you are coming.
  • Sep. 10
  • Oct. 15
  • Nov. 12

Time & Location:

10:30-12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M, Middleton
Meet at the kiosk in the upper parking lot. For more information contact Julie Melton,