Prairie Research Institute - All Events

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    • 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Free Online Workshop

    This 4-hour online workshop covers the use of our assessment tool for the evaluation of private well vulnerability to contamination and best practices for well owner outreach. Participants will learn private well fundamentals, how to assess a private well using the assessment tool, how to effectively engage private well owners, and developing a program for well owners.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

    • 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area (Wilmington, IL)

    More than enough effort goes into even being able to get a shot and ultimately successfully harvesting a whitetail deer. Many hunters take pride in processing their own deer and ensuring they get the best meat off their harvest. This deer processing 101 workshop will guide you through the steps from skinning to packaging to ensure you get the most out of your harvest.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    • 1:00 - 2:30 pm
    • Free Online Webinar

    This free, live web-based class from PrivateWellClass.org will help homeowners understand the basics of well care as well as how to determine whether their water is safe to drink. Participants will learn maintenance best practices and receive answers to common questions. There will be an opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as live on the webinar.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

    • 3:30 pm
    • Natural History Building (Room 2079)

    Featuring William Easterling, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

    • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois

    Many research efforts are currently underway to address questions about microplastics. However, there still is a great deal of work to be done. Join guest presenter John Scott, Senior Chemist at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, whose current research interests include microplastics, emerging contaminants in the environment and utilization of waste materials.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

    • 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Free Online Workshop

    This 4-hour online workshop covers the use of our assessment tool for the evaluation of private well vulnerability to contamination and best practices for well owner outreach. Participants will learn private well fundamentals, how to assess a private well using the assessment tool, how to effectively engage private well owners, and developing a program for well owners.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area

    Hunters have large-scale benefits on land and wildlife management. This volunteer day will include basic habitat management practices including: invasive species removal, rabbit habitat creation.