Prairie Keepers

With the help of volunteers, beautiful things come into focus!

Homegrown Earth Education Programs

Celebrate your local prairie with us at Prairie Fest

The Land that Time Forgot by Don Young


We've enjoyed leading interpretive hikes at Prairie Fest since 2010!   Here's an archive of our work donated in support of prairie conservation.

Prairie Passengers Passport Game

Collect 7 clues and 7 ink stamps to solve a prairie puzzle, and enter to win a week of overnight summer camp donated by YMCA Camp Carter.   A winning ticket of this $600-value grand prize will be drawn from the Prairie Fest stage at 6 pm!

Hike the Hills at Prairie Fest 2015

Come home to your local prairie on Saturday, April 25 at 3400 View Street in Fort Worth.  We're honored to volunteer with the Friends of Tandy Hills to create the greenest festival in Texas. 

The Home Sweet Home Hike reveals the plants, animals and stewards of Tandy Hills.  This story driven one hour hike is best for ages 7 - 11, but all ages are welcome.  The hike runs from 11 am through 4 pm. 

Hike with us!  Register HERE.

Tour our programs from Prairie Fest 2014


Congratulations, Time Traveler.

Prairie Fest 2014 was a great success -

YMCA Camp Carter counselors, Camp Director David Hegel and Goodnight cabin mates celebrate Carter Jergensen's $600 value grand prize for the Time Travel Passport Game -  a full week of overnight summer camp! 


Our Time Travel Passport Game was made possible through partnerships with:


Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area

Cross Timbers Master Naturalists

Karen Carr

Richard Bizley

tiNG tiNg designs

Cross Timbers Connection

Keep Fort Worth Funky

Texas Honeybee Guild

Nature Reach


Grand Prize donation by YMCA Camp Carter

Many thanks for continued support at Prairie Fest by




Permission to use image stated at chronos.orgPlay the Time Travel Passport Game™

Explore art and science on Tandy Hills Ridge

We're grateful to feature works by native Fort Worth artist Karen Carr in our Geologic Time Trail.  Interpretive signs along Tandy Hills Ridge will also feature works by UK artist Richard Bizley

Messages embedded in our Art on the Prairie exhibition reveal clues to a puzzle.  Visit the Time Travel Passport booth to get a free Time Travel gamebook, but beware the Time Vortex!  Time Travel Guides will advise your travels.

Time Travel Sponsors in the exhibitor's circle will stamp your passport with Icons of Time (original drawings by Richard Bizley) -- making you eligible to enter a drawing for a free week of summer camp at YMCA Camp Carter - $600 value! 

A winner will be announced at sunset as Brave Combo takes the stage.

Free guided hikes leave on the hour --

11 am until 4 pm.

Chronos the Keeper of Time™

New for ages 7 and up, this 45-minute hike explores challenging terrain to reveal the treasures of geologic time.  Participants keep their time travel passport book and a wooden cookie nametag.  Proper footwear required.
Earthwalks ™ Institute for Earth Education
Explore the natural world through interactive, experiential activities that engage the senses.  These walks are unique, spontaneous fun for all ages.  Earthwalks at Prairie Fest are best for 3 - 6 year olds and their parents.  Your Earthwalk guide will lead you along a gentle trail for 30 minutes.  We have an Earthwalk specially designed for children with special needs.

    Citizen Science at Prairie Fest
    Discover your place in space: Play the Solar System Passport Game ™
    A self paced tour through a scale model of the solar system for space travelers of all ages.

    Space travel guides at the Passport Office will help you plan your tour of outer space.  Hike the quarter mile Solar System Trail along the Tandy Hills ridge to find stations for each planet in our system.  Don’t get lost in space without a passport guidebook at the Solar System Passport Office.    Once you finish your hike, solve a riddle and return to the Passport Office for an official Space Traveler stamp and a NASA bookmark.

     Learn more about AstrobiologyFrom Earth to the Solar System.



     Prairie to the People! ©  We're proud to have coined this Prairie Fest slogan.

    Many thanks to

    our exclusive hike sponsor at Praire Fest 2011- 2015.


    Chronos The Keeper of Time™, Time Travel Passport Game™ Solar System Passport Game ™ and Prairie to the People ™ are under copyright by Prairie Keepers.

    Earthwalks ™ by The Institute for Earth Education.

    All rights reserved Prairie Keepers 2010 - 2018