Winter, spring, and summer holidays from school provide an opportunity for students and families to get outside. Holiday Hikes enrich students’ understanding of science in the best laboratory of all — the great outdoors. Hikes, which are run by KPC staff and volunteers, include hands-on, minds-on activities on one of KPC’s wildlife-rich preserves. During the winter holidays, KPC invites families to the prairie to learn about winter on the prairie and to make conservation crafts. Spring holiday hikes feature our native wildflower tours and dip netting. Summer holiday hikes generally feature night-time activities on the prairie.