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Goose Lake Prairie Partners
Volunteers at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N. Jugtown Road off Pine Bluff Road, Morris, IL 60450

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23rd Annual Prairie Day September 18, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Annual Prairie Day celebrates the prairie environment at the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, 5010 N. Jugtown Road, Morris, IL 60450 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It is in conjunction with National Prairie Week. Prairie Day began as an annual activity in 1997.
Other park amenities are open during the Festival. Visit the butterfly barn, the picnic areas and play yards. Walk the trails and look into the Cragg Cabin.

Profits from all events are used for future educational programs.

Exelon Generation Dresden Station is sponsoring this event for the sixth season.
Location is in and around the Visitor Center.

Schedule of Events
23th Annual Prairie Day

September 18, 2021

10:00 a.m. -  Opening with outside exhibits including the American Indian Exhibit*, the Conservation Police Wildlife Exhibit, Park Amenities and the Gift Shop in Center.

10:30 a.m. - Scales and Tales with Beth Wagner (Auditorium)
            First Prairie Wagon Ride (Reservation booth on patio in front yard.
Everyone must have a ticket to ride. No prior reservations accepted.)

Exelon Representative will join the Ticket Sales Table to say Hello to everyone.

11:00 a.m. - Food Tent opens in Front yard.

12:00 noon - Second Prairie Wagon Ride. Have your tickets ready.

12:30 p.m. - Coal Black Exotics with Bill Bradley (Auditorium)

1:15 p.m. - Third Prairie Wagon Ride. Have your tickets ready.

2:00 p.m. - "Grundy County Weather" by the Illinois Storm Catchers with Nick Barlith. (Auditorium)
(Food Tent closes at 2:00 p.m.)

2:30 p.m. - Fourth Prairie Wagon Ride. Have your tickets ready.
Drawing for the Prairie Partner Homemade Lap Quilt.

3:00 p.m. - 24th Annual Prairie Day comes to a Close.

*As crowds gather in the American Indian Museum area Mr. Aiello will offer opportunities
to make Dream Catchers, also Indian Dances.