Wildlife Prairie Park

The Wildlife Prairie Park, also known as the Jewel of the Midwest, is a 2,000-acre zoological park home to over 150 animals. What makes a bird a bird? How are humans like cougars? There are questions students and scouts will be able to answer after they study the crazy, mundane, and unusual characteristics of animals. An owl pellet dissection activity is sure to be a hoot, all the while bringing pictures in biology textbooks to life in front of learner’s eyes! Student and scout groups may take part in a Night in the Wild program; an overnight program that includes a guided hike of animal trails, an animal presentation, craft or badge activities, meals, and more. 

Contact Info:
Address: 3826 North Taylor Road, Hanna City, IL 61536. Peoria County. Tel: 309-676-0998. Email: saratate@wildlifeprairie.org. Website: www.wildlifeprairiepark.org. Hrs: Daily 9AM-4:30PM.
Trip Info:
Grade Level: Pre-K-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.  

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