Educational Programs

The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum provides monthly environmental education programs. Most programs are held at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac campus and run about an hour unless otherwise noted.

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Exploring the Gottfried: Past, Present, and Future

Tracy McDermott 
Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum Shelter

The project began in 1991 with the goal of representing the original plant communities of Wisconsin in a small arboretum. At present, volunteers have planted 42 acres of native prairie grasses and wildflowers, developed two wildlife ponds, and planted 176 native trees and shrubs. Most of the wildflower seeds were collected from some of the last remaining original prairie sites in Fond du Lac County. Join us to hear the history and see the land first hand! We will take a guided tour of the property following the talk!