Guided Prairie Tours
Walk the prairie with PRI staff and learn about the conservation efforts being made to help protect this amazing resource. See an original undisturbed prairie remnant that looks as it did 10,000 years ago when the land was maintained by indigenous people. You will also have a chance to view rare native plants, flowers, and an historic barn that PRI has been working hard to restore with the help of Coupeville residents. Guided Prairie Tours will be held April 28-29 and May 12-13 at 10am and 4pm.
Greenhouse and Nursery Tours
The greenhouse and nursery at Pacific Rim Institute contain thousands of native plant starts that will one day be planted as an effort to restore land in the area that may have been compromised by erosion. Learn about the different species and why they are important to our local environment. Greenhouse and Nursery tours will be hosted Saturday April 29 and Saturday May 13 at 11:30am.
Photo Walk with Whidbey Custom Photography
Join David Stern, owner of Whidbey Custom Photography for a walk on the native prairie at PRI. Have fun taking pictures with other photographers while learning about the area. All abilities and camera styles are welcome. Friday April 28th & May 12th at 1pm. Saturday April 29th & May 13th at 6pm.
Birding on Smith Prairie
Take a walk with Joe Sheldon and other birders while observing the special wildlife that the native prairie at PRI is able to sustain. Bring you camera and binoculars and hopefully catch a glimpse of some of the resident birds of prey. Friday April 28th & May 12th at 6pm.
Native Plant Sale
Pacific Rim Institute will make their special native plants available for your garden. Helping bees and other pollinators begins with a healthy and diverse garden. Come to PRI to purchase your native plants anytime during Prairie Days. Native plant sale open April 28-29 and May 12-13 from 11am-6pm.
Raffle for special prizes that helps support PRI
PRI will be selling raffle tickets to help benefit programming for the community. Raffle prizes will include a custom table made from pieces of wood salvaged from the PRI Campus by artist Paul Decker. A custom made wooden box containing a bottle of Isenhower wine. And a native plant package containing five different varieties. Purchase your raffle tickets at PRI anytime during Prairie Days. You do not need to be present to win.