Prairie Burn

Students were very excited on Tuesday, as the careful burning of the prairie grasses at the back of the schoolyard was performed. The burn extended beyond the end of the school day and many students remained with their parents afterward to watch the fires dwindle away. This practice is known as “prescribed burning” and helps our prairie grasses thrive. More information on prescribed burning can be found at at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources here.

Prairie Burn, April 2011