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
November 21, 2021 | 10:15-11:30 am

Our main activity is to plant prairie flower seeds in milk jugs. These mini-greenhouses remain outdoors all winter so that the seeds can be exposed to the cold and moisture just as they would be in the prairie. In the spring, after the seeds sprout, the young plants can be transplanted into containers for growing or directly into the ground.

The purpose of this activity is to share information about native plants and native plant gardening with the community. Native plants help retain moisture in the soil. Their deep roots hold soil in place. We hope to encourage more families to plant native flowers that will provide habitat for pollinators and other beneficial insects. That’s a benefit to us all.

Join us on November 21 at 10:15 in the monastery gathering area inside by the baptismal font. Our project will be outdoors on the patio.

After you make your greenhouses, you can:

  • Roast marshmallows
  • Drink some hot chocolate
  • Look at our collection of found skulls, shells, bones and more
  • Take a hike on your own
Planning for the experience

RSVP by emailing jmelton@uwalumni.com

Please dress for the weather outside. We’ll supply everything you need for this project. If you have any questions, please email me at address above. For this project, I would appreciate an RSVP if you think you will be coming.

Kids on the Prairie is for children ages 3 and above and their grown-ups. It is open to members of the Holy Wisdom Monastery communities as well as non-members. Feel free to bring your friends. We meet inside the monastery building at 10:15 am and return there at 11:30 am. Come for as long as you want.