Conservation Connection: Prairie Day celebration Saturday

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(KPLR)- Come celebrate the importance of prairies as the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Shaw Nature Reserve host Prairie Day.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 20th, from 10am to 4pm. It's hosted every other year.

Greg Caldwell tells us how important prairies are to our history.

There was once a significant part of Missouri that was Prairie, including various parts of St. Louis. Bison hunters hunted the plains for bison hides from the end of the Civil War to the late 1800s.

However, that hunting was brought to an end by executive legislation signed by Teddy (Theodore) Roosevelt.

List of events:

  • Many other 19th Century crafts like quilting, weaving, spinning, blacksmithing, living history demonstrations, etc.
  • Naturalist-led hikes through the prairie
  • Live animals
  • Authentic Teepee and Sod House
  • Live folk music
  • Pioneer games
  • Bison burgers

Ticket prices are $3 for Shaw Reserve members.  Non-member prices are $6 for adults. Kids 15 and under are $2.

Prairie Day
Saturday, September 20th
9 am- 4 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve
I-44 & Highway 100

For additional information visit: shawnature.org

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