Junior Scientist

Plan to get wet, dirty and completely immersed in the world of field research. This camp offers a true field experience as you spend each day using the tools Museum researchers use to investigate the natural world of Prairie Ridge Ecostation. We will work with researchers to investigate a new topic daily such as geology,… Read More >

Wildlife Illustrators

Explore nature and learn how to draw from real-life observations. Each day we will search Prairie Ridge’s ponds, streams and prairie for plants and wildlife to inspire your creativity. Local artist and educator, Courtney Cappa, will show you how to illustrate scientific drawings of plants and animals using contemporary watercolor techniques. You will even learn… Read More >

Healthy Habitats

Explore the wilds of Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Take an in-depth look at what thrives in Piedmont prairies, forests, streams and ponds. Discover how native plants and animals adapt to local conditions and how you can help wildlife in your backyard. Along the way we will build your skills to champion healthy habitats in your neighborhoods… Read More >

Woodland Adventure

From groundhogs to rabbits, tree frogs to rolly pollies, we will explore the “wilds” of Prairie Ridge Ecostation. Come make mud pies, roll in the grass and crawl though the groundhog tunnel. This outdoor adventure launches from Prairie Ridge’s Nature PlaySpace and outdoor classroom with forays into the prairie, pond and woods surrounding the Ecostation…. Read More >