Tallgrass Prairie Center


Education at Irvine Prairie

group of students with insect nets in a prairie


Who can learn at Irvine Prairie?

Irvine Prairie welcomes these and other groups to explore and discover a planted prairie: 

  • Public & parochial schools
  • Homeschool
  • Youth groups
  • 4-H clubs
  • FFA groups
  • Scouts
  • Conservation groups


What can you do at Irvine Prairie?a boy taking a picture of an insect in a woman's hand

Irvine Prairie is an outdoor environment where your students can find connections among multiple disciplines such as history, geography, physical education, art, and science. Suggested activities include:

  • Free exploration and play
  • Hiking, kite-flying, sledding, cross country skiing
  • Photography, plein air painting, plant-based dying
  • Nature journaling
  • Birdwatching
  • Insect collecting
  • Seed collecting
  • Species identification
  • Geocaching
  • Citizen science - monarch monitoring and tagging, bee observations

 For more information on education at Irvine Prairie, please contact laura.walter@uni.edu