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The 19th Annual
September 17th, 2016
Come in at 9:30 a.m. to be seated for the first performance. Visit until 3:30 p.m.
Our Prairie Day Sponsor:
Visit with an Exelon Representative on the grounds.
This is a NEW LISTING of our activities for Sept 17th, 2016. All presentations and wagon rides are free admittance thanks to our good neighbors.
a chance to really learn about creatures we are not always comfortable with.
10 AM to 10:45 AM
Traveling World of Reptiles.
Dr. Sam Heads, State Paleontologist
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brian Holt, Magician and Ballon Artist will join us.
Welcome to the Magic of Brian Holt, a Magician from Rockford, IL.
Mr. Holt will provide fun and interactive programs that create memories!
He will have a professional show that is Fun for everyone.
See him make Balloon Animals.
Lou Aiello’s Traveling American Indian Museum
on the front lawn of the visitor’s center.
Learn many aspects of the life of American Indians.
Make a Dream-Catcher or learn an Indian Dance.
Available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Conservation Police Exhibit Van.
The Annual Wagon Rides are Back Again!
Visit the prairie with Judi as your guide.
Cabin Ride—11:00 AM
You must have a ticket to join a ride.
Prairie Partner Fundraiser:
Stop by and visit with Chuck, buy a chance on "Grandma's Fan,"
a lovely twin sized quilt, and sign the guest register.
Drawing for the quilt will be at 2:30 p.m. September 17th.
It is even more important today to let your state
know how much you appreciate your park.
No Parking Fees. - No Entrance Fees.
The Annual Prairie Day is a celebration the prairie environment normally held in conjunction with National Prairie Week at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. Presentations on the environment and nature play a very important part of the day's activities as well as playing on the special features of the park itself. Various presentations, educational talks, and projects for the children are the special offerings of the day. All aspects of the park are open, the Cragg Cabin, the Visitors Center, butterfly barn, nature trails with wagon rides and etc.
Prairie Day began as an annual activity in 1997. It traditionally falls on the Saturday of the third full week in September.
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