Particles and Prairies Program and Kit are no longer available.
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Teachers who have taken Particles and Prairies are eligible for the Energy and Ecosystems field trips.

This Bibliography is from the 2001 Particles and Prairies Sampler.
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Coutenay, G. and Zimmerman, J. H. Wildflowers and Weeds. Van Nostand Rhinehold and Co.: New York, New York, 1972.

Evers, Robert A. Hill Prairies of Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey. Bull. 26:386-446. 1955.

Farney, D. Can the Tallgrass Prairie by Saved? National Geographic 157, No. 1:37-61. 1980.

Kuchler, A. W. Potential Natural Vegetation of the Conterminous United States. American Geography Society Special Publication 36. 1964. 156 pp.

Madson, J. Where the Sky Began: Land of the Tallgrass Prairie. Houghton Mifflin: Bonton, 1982. 321 pp.

McManis, D. R. The Initial Evaluation and Utilization of the Illinois Prairies, 1815-1840. Dept. of Geography Research Paper No. 94, Unitersity of Chicago: Chicago, 1964. 109 pp.

Nichols, S. and L. Entine. Prairie Primer. Cooperative Extension Service, Univesrity of Wisconsin: Madison, Wisconsin, 1978. 44 pp.

Sampson, H. C. An Ecological Survey of the Prairie Vegetation of Illinois. Illinois Natural History Survey, Bull. 13:519-577. 1921.

Schramm, P. A Practical Restoration Method for Tallgrass Prairie. In Proceedings of a Symposium on Prairie and Prairie Restoration. Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. 1968. pp. 63-65.

Smith, J. R. and B. S. Smith. The Prairie Garden. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin, 1980. 219 pp.

Vestal, A. G. An Associational Study of Illinois Sand Prairie. Illinois State Lab. Nat. Hist., Bull. 10:1-96. 1913.

Wali, M. K. (Editor). Prairie: A Multiple View. University of North Dakota Press: Grand Forks, 1975. 433 pp.

Weaver, J. E. The North American Prairie. Johnson Publishing Co. Lincoln, Nebraska. 1954. 348 pp.


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