The Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center is a new property, adjacent to Carroll's 60-acre Greene Field Station in the town of Genesee. The three-acre site is the location of the Paul Fleckenstein Research Laboratory and a house on the property that has undergone extensive remodeling and renovation, transforming it into a guest house/meeting space.
The expansion of the outbuilding on the property began in fall 2015 to create the Paul Fleckenstein Research Laboratory, a modern environmental education and research facility. An outdoor classroom and meeting/event space between the guest house and research laboratory was also added. The facilities are available for Carroll University students and faculty as well as groups from area school districts and others interested in environmental issues.
Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust committed a $1 million gift to support environmental education and research through the creation of the Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center and the Paul Fleckenstein Research Laboratory.