On September 26, 2017, the two fourth grade classes went to Red Feather Prairie. The students had a fun-filled day with several naturalists at the prairie leading the activities. Each class explored the tall grass prairie by finding insects and going on a hike. The naturalist’s pointed out several different plants that grow there. The students learned about the mammals that use to live in this habitat. Then they played a predator/prey game. Next, they learned about how the Native Americans lived in tipis on the plains. They also, got a chance to build a small tipi. The last rotation was about the bison that used to roam the prairie and how the Native Americans used all of the bison for food, clothing, shelter, tools, and musical instruments.
If you are looking for a fun-filled day outdoors, I recommend visiting Red Feather Prairie near Saylorville Lake. This short trip will take you back 200 years showing you what Iowa was like without corn fields, highways, and cities.