Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie

The Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie is a 32-acre remnant of the tallgrass prairie that once stretched for millions of square miles across much of North America. Here students can experience what northern Illinois was like during pre-settlement conditions, and view native vegetation up close through teaching gardens and walking paths. A visit to Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie is an opportunity to experience the Illinois of yesteryear, when prairies covered most of the state. Students will discover this diverse ecosystem with a variety of environmental education and natural history programs.

Contact Info   
Address: 2400 Compass Road, Glenview, IL 60026. Cook County. Tel: 224-521-2105. Email: judy.ksiazek@glenviewparks.org. Website: www.glenviewparks.org/index.php/facilities-parks/kent-fuller-air-station-prairietyner-center/school-programs. Hrs: Vary.     

Trip Info   
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Cost: Fee.   

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue