Last Friday, I chaperoned my son's third-grade class field trip (literally) to a nearby restored prairie. The kids had been studying the prairie and its plants, and this field trip allowed them to see the plants growing in their natural habitat. It was wonderful to see how many plants they were able to identify. Hope for the future.
edited 11/10/07 I just learned that this prairie was featured on national television on "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer," and that the Science Channel has filmed there also.