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A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky

Hiking and wildlife viewing are only the start of the fun on the prairie. At night the sky comes alive with sweeping views of the stars, making the Reserve an ideal destination for stargazers and amateur astronomers.

Families planning a trip to the prairie this summer should consider bringing along this accessible book by Michael Driscoll and Meredith Hamilton, which introduces children to the sights of the night sky and provides colorful illustrations that deepen a child’s stargazing experience. Throughout the book, the authors provide stories drawn from science and history, while educational activities provide ideas and discussion starters for families to share around the campfire.