Explore the Prairie at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

by MaryBeth Radeck

Can you spot the animal concealed here?

Can you spot the animal concealed here?

Interested in some exercise or a great outdoor spot for lunch while at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg? Need a breath of fresh air after some shopping at IKEA? Take an on-campus stroll and admire the beautiful native flora and fauna now thriving on the restored prairie at our Schaumburg campus. Keep your eye out for American Goldfinch, damsel flies and flying grasshoppers!

At just over ½ mile, the entire trek takes one through the tall grass prairie, natural storm water management systems and the RUrbanPioneers Community Garden. If you bring your lunch, you’ll find picnic tables in the shade along the way.

RU students walk the new hiking trail at the Schaumburg Campus (August 2013)

RU students walk the new hiking trail at the Schaumburg Campus (August 2013)

Radeck MaryBethMaryBeth Radeck is a Sustainability Studies major at Roosevelt University, where she also works as an environmental sustainability associate at RU’s Schaumburg Campus and manages the university’s 2-year-old community garden. A longtime marketing/communications professional, she also has a Master Gardener’s certificate from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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