As beautiful as any natural wonder….come face to face with our local ecosystems through Burpee Museum’s window to the wilderness! An Illinois tall grass prairie has nearly as much biodiversity as a rainforest, has the most diverse species in the midwest….and is at our fingertips! Come get your hands on an amazing experience as we examine our local prairies, woodlands, and wetlands.
Tour Information At a Glance:
Price: $5 per students
PreK-1 (Who’s Hiding Around Me?)
2-5 (Wetland, Woodland, Prairie, OR urban?)
6-8 (Habitat Impact in the 21st Century)
9-12 (Research & Evidence in our Local Habitats)
Time: About 60 min
Summary: This is your chance to explore with Rockford area biodiversity with animal, plant and habitat encounters. Get a better understanding of how local ecosystem interactions from prairies providing food and shelters for animals to how wetlands provide critic . Each of these local ecosystems provide valuable resources for humans, and the overlooked importance of our local natural treasures.
Tour Details by Grade
Enrich Your Field Trip
with a STEM Lab Experience!
The Windows to the Wilderness pairs excellently with a hands on experience in our Wilderness lab OR AquaAerobics Water Lab!
From examining habitat boxes to learn more about who is hiding around us…to measuring your real-time impact on simulations like a stream table, to examining samples from the river…we have several lab experiences that allow your students to implement NGSS scientific and engineering practices and get excited about STEM!
Learn more here!
Urban Rivers Lab: