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Scavenger Hunt: Prairie Garden

Need Help? Check the Climate Action Implementation Plan, CAIP Portal, Green Campus Tour of UIC or the Pollinator Habitats webpage.

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caterpillar in the garden

This west-side garden – nestled behind two west campus buildings that promote Public Health and Structural Biology – transformed a 2,000 square foot patch of non-native grass to a blooming garden hosting 20 different species of native plants that attract many urban pollinators. The Eastern Swallowtail butterfly has been spotted here several times! Laura Ingalls Wilder would find its name amusing!

  • Hint: Find the Sustainable University sign near the garden.
  • Hint: Name one solution listed in Strategy 4.0: Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services. The solution begins with 3 numbers followed by the name of the solution, "X.X.X NAME"
  • Hint: It’s in the goal of this solution.
  • Hint: Check out pages 5-6 of the i-Tree Ecosystem Analysis linked on the CAIP Portal webpage.
  • Please tell us your name and course number so you can get credit. (For example, "Sparky D. Dragon, US 130"). If you are doing this scavenger hunt just for fun, please write "just for fun"

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