The Prairie Corridor will promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the natural environment by building on the outstanding outreach and education already offered by the Pioneers Park Nature Center and Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.

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At the Nature Center,

this includes school hikes for more than 12,000 school children annually, 12 weeks of nature camps for ages three to 16, and a wide range of public programs for all ages. Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center offers school programs like Prairie Immersion field trips for LPS students and a great variety of public programs throughout the year, such as wildflower and bird walks, prairie festivals, butterfly counts, a prairie club, and education programs for families.

These programs…

will continue to be enhanced, and the Corridor will offer education and outreach materials, programs, and a wide range of opportunities for school children, families and members of the community to explore and become immersed in this inspirational part of our natural heritage. Visitors can take part in the programs at one or both of these treasured centers that “bookend” the corridor, and will be able to take a self-guided tour of the Corridor as it develops, following interpretive signage throughout. Community members can get involved by volunteering in education, habitat development and land management for the Prairie Corridor.

(Photo courtesy of Paul Johnsgard )