Adult Programs

Lawn Chair Lecture: Summer on the Prairie (in person)

Enjoy a summer evening celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Schulenberg Prairie with author and prairie steward Cindy Crosby.

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Enjoy a summer evening celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Schulenberg Prairie with author and prairie steward Cindy Crosby.  

Gaze out over the tallgrass as the sun sinks low in the sky. Listen as Cindy shares stories of native wildflowers, wildlife, and the passionate and visionary work of prairie stewards, researchers, and volunteers who have made this 100-acre tallgrass prairie one of the finest examples of a planted prairie in the world. Enjoy selected readings about the prairie that will inspire you! 

Bring your lawn chair and a beverage, and leave with the spirit of the prairie close at hand. 

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COVID-19 Precautions: Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

Notes:

Held outdoors. Dress for the weather. Bring a lawn chair. Limit 45

Cindy Crosby

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books, including The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction, co-author of Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit and author of Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Cindy is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands, and coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a master’s degree in natural resources at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass @Wordpress and teaches natural history and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more on www.cindycrosby.com

 

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