Prairie Oaks Institute

cultivating the earth, rejuvenating the spirit


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Miles for Monarchs at Prairie Oaks October 6th!

Prairie Oaks is excited to partner with the Monarch Joint Venture to host a Miles for Monarchs family fun walk event. We hope that you’ll join us for a fun Sunday afternoon (October 6th) from 2-4. Following the amazing migration journey monarchs make from Minnesota to Mexico, you’ll learn all about monarchs and get to visit the great building and nature spaces at Prairie Oaks. There will also be other fun educational stations and time for exploring the Prairie Oaks property!

Registration is $15/individual, or $35 per family. You can register here:

donate.monarchjointventure.org/PrairieOaks

The funds raised for this event will be put towards monarch butterfly conservation at Prairie Oaks and on a national scale. With a new sewer project causing the front lawn and pasture to become a construction zone, we are planning to restore this space back to a native prairie habitat that is beneficial to butterflies and other pollinators, and it will have a path that better connects our property! Join our Miles for Monarchs event Oct. 6th to help support the project, or if you can’t make it, please consider a donation!

Please contact Wendy or Dana with questions: wcaldwell@monarchjointventure.org, danajohnmelius@gmail.com


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Save the date – Barbara McAfee at Prairie Oaks on July 19!

Prairie Oaks Institute is excited to welcome Barbara McAfee for an intimate retreat session at Prairie Oaks on July 19th.   Barbara McAfee has been a voice coach for over twenty years supporting leaders from all sectors to unleash the full power and presence in their voices. Her book, Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) was the #1 Amazon bestseller in business communications when it was released in October of 2011. She was an organizational development consultant for twelve years, specializing in team building, communications, and applying organizational principles and practices within communities.

 Seats for this special event will be limited.  Children’s program/retreat will be offered      concurrently with this event.  If you are interested in attending, please complete contact info    below.

http://www.barbaramcafee.com/index.php