Summer Hours: COD Glen Ellyn campus is closed on Fridays through Aug. 10. Visit the Campus Hours page for more information and exceptions.

Prairie Tours and Work Events

 

Group Tours

COD Natural Areas Work Events

Other Events

Summer Prairie Tours


 

Group Tours

Learn about the wildlife, plants, and natural processes of the prairie ecosystem as you take a guided journey through COD’s prairie restorations. For more information, complete the following inquiry form.

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COD Natural Areas Work Events

Volunteer your time to restore our natural environment!

We will be performing hand weeding of invasive plants, seed collection and processing of native plants, brush cutting and clearing, and prescribed fires, and other activities.

Workdays

Prepare to work outdoors with the potential for seed processing indoors. Bring water to drink and dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Activities include but are not limited to brush cutting, seed collecting, pulling weeds, planting, transplanting and stacking brush. For all sessions, meet in the Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1324.


Wednesday Workdays

Each Wednesday June 6 to Aug. 8 (except for July 4) from 10 a.m. to noon. Thursday rain dates are also scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon. Please meet in Parking Lot College 4 (Prairie Parking Lot) adjacent to Russell R. Kirt Prairie.

      • Wednesday, June 13 (Rain dateThursday, June 14)
      • Wednesday, June 20 (Rain dateThursday, June 21)
      • Wednesday, June 27 (Rain dateThursday, June 28)
      • Wednesday, July 11 (Rain dateThursday, July 12)
      • Wednesday, July 25 (Rain dateThursday, July 26)
      • Wednesday, Aug. 1 (Rain dateThursday, Aug. 2)
      • Wednesday, Aug. 8 (Rain dateThursday, Aug. 9)

Saturday Workdays

All Saturday Tours to occur in Ecological Study Area. Please park in parking lot Fawell A and walk over. All Saturday Workdays and rescheduled dates are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

    • Saturday, June 16 (Rain date: Saturday, June 23)
    • Saturday, July 21 (Rain date: Saturday, Aug. 4)

 

Other Events

 

Check back for future events.

 

Summer Prairie Tours

Learn about the wildlife, plants, and natural processes of the prairie ecosystem as you take a guided journey through COD’s prairie restorations. COD biology faculty members will lead the tours.  Participants will learn to identify some of the more than 100 species of native Illinois plants found throughout the 18-acre prairie preserve.

2018 tentative dates

  • Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to noon (Rain date: Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to noon)
  • Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Rain date: Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, July 11, 6 to 8 p.m. (Rain date:  Wednesday, July 18, 6 to 8 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to noon (Rain date: Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to noon)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6 to 8 p.m. (Rain date: Wednesday, Aug. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.)

Families are welcome. All Wednesday Tours to occur in the Russell R. Kirt Prairie. Please meet in Parking Lot College 4 (Prairie Parking Lot) adjacent to Russell R. Kirt Prairie. View Map

It is suggested that participants arrive a short while before start time.

 

 

Contact Information


Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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