Education and Appreciation

Explore these pages for ways to educate others or share your love for the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and all its inhabitants. Scroll down for a list of local prairies maintained by UNI Biology Preserves or the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

Educator Resources

Botany Beginners Video Series

Wildflower Identification

Prairie Appreciation Videos

Spring Seminar Series

Native Plant Information and Programs

Visiting UNI Prairies

Tallgrass Prairie Center
Irvine Prairie

Irvine Prairie Trails

Irvine Prairie is located near Dysart, Iowa, with around three miles of walking trails open to the public. 

Tallgrass prairie Center
Tallgrass Trails

Person walking TPC Trails

Trails around the production plots at the TPC are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. 

Uni Biological preserves 
Daryl Smith Prairie

Daryl Smith Prairie Trail Sign

Daryl Smith Prairie is a part of the UNI Biological Preserves that encompass over five miles of walking trails.

Butler County
Clay Prairie State Preserve

Clay Prairie State Preserve

Clay Prairie State Preserve is a three-acre remnant prairie in Butler County.