The Nature Institute is teaming with the City of Alton to host the Heartland Prairie Festival today on the North Side of Gordon Moore Park.  The festival will feature various exhibits, activities and entertainment related to nature education and life on the prairie.  This family-friendly event is free and open to the public from 10am to 4pm, rain or shine.

The Nature Institute's Education Director Patti Brown:

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Historic re-enactors will be on site along with a fife and drum corps.  Exhibitors and food vendors will be available throughout the day to teach others about the prairie through hikes, learning stations, arts, crafts, music, food and more.

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