Prairie Power Series


CPP and Native Prairies Association of Texas - Houston Chapter (HNPAT) have teamed up with other prairie groups and experts to offer a full year of classes, field trips, workshops, events featuring Houston's Heartland - The Coastal Prairie.



March 5 - Growing Prairie Plants & Milkweed Propagation Workshop
Brazos Bend State Park
10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Hands-on demonstrations of seed sowing, bumping up, and planting prairie plants in the ground by Mark Morgenstern, who has a native plant nursery and produces 2000+ one gallon plants per year. Everyone can take seeds or plants home.  Following is sack lunch at nearby Brazos Bend State Park and tour of the park's pocket prairie by Barbara Willy.

April 5 - Tour: Attwater Prairie Chicken Breeding Facility

NASA's Johnson Space Center
Tours at 2 pm - 3 pm & 3 pm - 4 pm. 

A guided tour of the endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken breeding facilities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Tours will focus on how the Houston Zoo and NASA are teaming up to breed more of these rare birds and the management of the surrounding prairie.


April 8 - Texas Prairie Dawn Tour: Join botanists Anita Tiller and Ellen Strupp for a visit to see the endangered Texas Prairie Dawn flower in its wild habitat!


April 30 - Prairie Wildlife - Day and Night Workshop: Identification and behavior of prairie birds, pollinators, amphibians, and mammals
Katy Prairie (Indiangrass Preserve
Morning Session: 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Evening Session: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm. 

This first-of-a-kind workshop designed for novice to intermediate naturalists will provide identification tips for a variety of prairie wildlife and will also give keen insight into wildlife behavior, migration, and more! 

Workshop Instructors:

  • Bob Honig - Expert birder and KPC Board Member
  • Dr. Amy Bickham Baird - Mammalogist and Professor at University of Houston-Downtown
  • Dr. Cassidy Johnson - Herpetologist, Professor (Houston Community College/Rice University), and President of Coastal Prairie Partnership
  • Wally Ward - Local authority on butterflies and native bees and KPC Board Member.
  • Michael Eckenfels - Local authority on local native bees

Separation registration for Day and Night Sessions.


FAll 2016 - Prairie 101 Teacher Workshop
Lawther-Deer Park Prairie
9:00 am - 2:00 pm. 

A special workshop designed to empower local educators {formal and non-formal} to teach about local prairies and wildlife. Educators include not only classroom teachers, but also nature interpreters, outreaching TMNs, homeschoolers, etc. Workshop is taught by Jaime Gonzalez, Katy Prairie Conservancy’s award-winning Conservation Education Director.



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Featured Publication

Prairie Directory
of North America

By Adelman and Schwartz
A comprehensive guide to the tallgrass sites of North America.

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