The prairie is one of North America's great ecosystems and a vital habitat for many plants and animals. The prairie once spread across 1.5 million square kilometers of the Great Plains (that's over twice the size of Saskatchewan!) — but less than 2% of native prairie remains today.

Every year the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan travels to the prairie and explores cool animals and plants of this fascinating ecosystem. We discover why prairies are important to the way we live and what humans do to impact this vanishing ecosystem. Discover the plants and animals that compose the prairie ecosystem with our online activities and resources.

Can you turn a bare dirt field into a thriving prairie? Take the restoration challenge in this interactive game!
Field Guide
Field Guide to the Prairie

What's a prairie chicken? How many snakes hide in that tall prairie grass? Find the answers to your prairie questions here!
Curriculum Goodies
Curriculum Goodies

Dakota prairie terms, and more.
Prairie QTVRs
Experience the Prairie

Explore the prairie with QuickTime VR — then try our field activities in your nearby prairie!