Community Programs

The Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center is a resource that Carroll University is excited to share with the community. Check back often for information on upcoming workshop events and volunteer opportunities! We will post opportunities as they become available. You may also contact Jenna Gatzke at 262.524.7645 or jgatzke@carrollu.edu for the most updated happenings. 

Current Offerings

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Wednesdays of Wonder

Carroll University’s Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center and Greene Field Station will be launching Wednesdays of Wonder this fall 2019. Students in grades K-5 are welcome to stop on by with their parents/guardians for a 1-hour program that will start with a story and lead into a fun, hands-on, nature-related activity.

The WOW Program is designed as a 5-week series each season on Wednesday evenings from 4:30-5:30 p.m. For this drop-in program, parents and guardians can come and bring their children to as many or as few programs as they wish. There is no registration and no charge. Each week we will explore the Prairie Springs property and/or dive into a hands-on project – rain or shine!

For all Wednesdays of Wonder Programs

Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m
Grades: K-5 (older students are welcome to attend or even volunteer to help)
Cost: Free!

Parents and Guardians MUST stay with their children throughout the program. Ideally, the whole family will join in the activity for the day!

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Fall Frolic Series

  • September 11, 2019
  • September 18, 2019
  • September 25, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • October 9, 2019

Contact Jenna Gatzke at262.524.7645 or jgatzke@carrollu.edu for more information.

Events at Prairie Springs

Examples of events we've hosted at Prairie Springs Environmental Education Center include: 

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