The Prairie Enthusiasts has conservation experts and knowledgeable veteran restoration lay people among our ranks. We share knowledge with everyone we can. We offer brochures, school presentations, educational hikes, special programs, and materials and staff for conferences. Our popular Prairie Enthusiasts Annual Conference is held each spring. Our 27-minute film Prairie Enthusiasm! is available online, as is our quarterly newsletter The Prairie Promoter.
Networking – While materials available through publications and the on the web are good sources of information, our membership has a wide variety of expertise that is available through interactions with The Prairie Enthusiasts members. Learning and sharing is a big part of who we are!
Prairie Enthusiasm video – The Prairie Enthusiasts released a video describing why we are enthusiastic about prairies! In the documentary short (27 minutes long), The Prairie Enthusiasts members share their perspectives on learning about, managing and protecting remnant prairies and oak savannas in the Midwest.
Annual The Prairie Enthusiasts Conference – Our annual conference is in February or March. We bring in experts to present on various prairie-related topics. The conference is also a great time to network with other prairie enthusiasts. See the latest on this year’s conference.
Field trips – Each year The Prairie Enthusiasts offer dozens of naturalist-led tours of prairies and savannas across our chapters. Members and non-members alike are welcome to take part. The field trips are excellent opportunities to experience and learn about a variety of prairie types in various stages of health and recovery. The field trips are listed on the The Prairie Enthusiasts calendar and sometimes advertised on chapter webpages.
Workshops and training – The Prairie Enthusiasts chapter periodically offer workshop and training on a variety of topics (e.g., Ecology and monitoring of bats). Find out what is being offered and details by visiting the The Prairie Enthusiasts Calendar. Chapters often advertise these on their chapter webpage.