Prairie Fest

Saturday, July 30, 2016
8 am-3 pm
Rain or Shine - FREE admission!!

At the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum on the UW-Fond du Lac Campus, 400 University Drive (enter from Highway 23/Johnson St.).

Prairie Fest provides a day of activities for the whole family.

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8:00am - 9:00:  Yoga and Meditation in the Prairie

9:00am - 9:45: Prairie Tours

Two tour options: Wildflowers and Kids in Nature. Choose the tour that's right for you. 

10:00am - 11:00: Nature Based Therapies and Their Affect on Mental Health presentation with Leann Vice-Reschel, M.A., LPC-IT Agnesian Healthcare Psychology Intern 

11:00am - 12:30:  Lunch and free time

Explore information booths and enjoy live entertainment by Ken Lonnquist.  (Lunch will be available for purchase, catered by Lindstrom's)

12:45pm - 2:15:  Showing of the film 

The Messenger, by Su Rynard
"Songbirds are disappearing, and their absence is a message to us all" 

Prairie Fest for KIDZ 

10:00am - 2:30pm:  We have a fun-filled  day of activities for kids who love nature, or just want to learn more about it! While the adults have their time, we will have youth workshops of all kinds to entertain the kids. We will re-connect with the adults multiple times, for tours, and lunch, but for the most part kids will be outside! This is a great opportunity for kids to have fun outdoors and connect with nature. 

For anyone interested in registering kids for Prairie Fest Day Camp, please contact us at 920-940-8869, (leave a message) or 

Pre-registration for adults is appreciated, but not required. Prairie Fest is as always FREE to the community, mark your calendars and save the date!

Attention Vendors!! Prairie Fest 2016 will be focused on education. In past years we have had vendors of various items relating to the prairie and nature. However this year we will only be hosting presenters. There will be an opportunity for groups to set up information tables, but there will be no sales at these tables. 

Please contact us if you have any questions!