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Most of the Midwestern tall grass prairie vanished in the 19th century with the rise of the steel plow, but researchers say that prairie restoration is essential for maintaining native plant and animal habitats, improving water and soil quality and reducing erosion. Here in Illinois, NIU professors are fighting to save the prairie ecosystem at...
Lorado Taft Field Campus entrance / 1950s
NIU’s Lorado Taft Field Campus in Oregon, Ill., has been providing outdoor education opportunities for K-12 students and teachers throughout northern Illinois since 1954. To celebrate 60 years of outdoor education, the staff of the Lorado Taft Campus invites the NIU community to an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13....
Lorado Taft's Blackhawk statue
Northern Illinois University’s Lorado Taft Field Campus, best known by scores of suburban students as the site of their favorite middle school field trip, will be transformed into a Native American/Pioneer village later this month during the Oregon Trail Days Festival, planned Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21. Demonstrators will exhibit soap- and candle-making,...