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Center SPRING HOURS Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie and exterior exhibits are open to the public daily from sunrise to sunset. 2400 COMPASS ROAD INTERPRETIVE CENTER HOURS April: Sa • 10 am-2 pm May: Sa/Su • 9 am-3 pm June 16-Aug. 18: Tu, Th, Sa, Su • 9 am-3 pm 847-901-6828 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie is a 32-acre remnant of a tall-grass prairie that once stretched for millions of square miles across North America. Exhibits at the Tyner Interpretive Center illustrate the many aspects of the prairie environment. The building serves as a showcase for “green technology”, while pathways through the property allow visitors to experience the changes in the prairie through the seasons. FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS Walk the trails to learn about some of the native birds that can be found on the prairie. Fee listed is per parent/child pair, ad- ditional parents/children may be registered at $6 per person. AGES 4-5 YRS. + ADULT ID# DAY/TIME DATE 307911-A Sa • 10-11 am 5/11 FEE (R/NR) $12/$15 GOING GREEN! MARK YOUR CALENDAR March 9, April 13 and May 4 Restoration Work Day April 20 Earth Day Celebration, 10 am-2 pm Find out what is recyclable and what happens to it once it gets picked up. We'll learn about what those numbers on the bottom of packages mean and where you can take items that aren't eas- ily categorized. A list of recycling resources will be provided. May 11, June 1 and June 22 Free Trail Walk AGES 8+ YRS. ID# DAY/TIME DATE 307904-A Sa • 10-11:30 am 4/6 FREE PROGRAM! SPRING BIRD WALK FEE (R/NR) $8/$10 PRAIRIE 101 Learn the fascinating natural history of the ecosystem that once dominated our "Prairie State." Tour the Air Station Prairie while you identify the wildflowers in bloom and other biodi- versity of the tallgrass prairie. Learn how to grow and maintain a patch of prairie in your own backyard. Dress for weather and wear rugged shoes. AGES 12+ YRS. ID# DAY/TIME DATE 307902-A Sa • 10-11:30 am 5/25 FEE (R/NR) $8/$10 YOGA – ON THE PRAIRIE Experience the benefits of yoga set to against the backdrop of a natural landscape. Yoga has many proven benefits includ- ing improved balance, strength and flexibility. This class is for beginners and intermediate level students. Note: Bring a mat and blanket (blocks are provided). Saturday, May 18 • 9-11 am Join us as we walk the trails in search of local and migrat- ing birds with local birder Mark Vaughan. All levels are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars and to dress for the weather. Walk may be cancelled due to inclement weather. THINGS TO SEE & DO Explore our exhibits, our ‘Teaching Gardens’ and interpretive nature trails. • Look for the Red-Tailed Hawks in the sky. • Find evidence of the crayfish that live on the prairie. • Learn the history of the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie and the reason behind the name. • Discover what you can do to help our environment. For information about programs, workdays or tours, or to schedule a visit for your school or scout group contact The Grove at 847-299-6096 or visit AGES 18+ YRS. ID# DAY/TIME DATES FEE (R/NR) 306125-A Sa • 8-9:15 am 5/4-6/22 $150/$188 Take note ✔ ✔ Fuller Air Station Prairie/Tyner Center programs take ✔ ✔ 4 ways to register: Online at, in person, via fax, by mail ✔ ✔ Resident Priority Registration begins Th, February 21. ✔ ✔ Questions? Call 847-299-6096 place at Air Station Prairie, 2400 Compass Road. 64 ✔ ✔ General Registration begins M, March 4.