Peace in the Prairie spotlight on Missouri Department of Conservation

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective presents Peace in the Prairie, an original presentation exploring the concepts of peace and violence, juxtaposing urban life as experienced by black and brown people living in the city of St. Louis, Missouri and the state’s endangered prairie lands.

Is the path towards peace through Missouri’s native prairies?

Missouri Department of Conservation, Powder Valley Nature Center & Tower Grove Park Office is a state agency whose mission is

  • to protect and manage the forest, fish, and wildlife resources of the state and
  • to facilitate and provide opportunity for all citizens to use, enjoy, and learn about these resources.

Visit their table from 10:00-2:00 to learn more about the animals who live in the prairies. They will have animal pelts, skulls, and pictures to share. Staff will also bring publications that have information about the prairies and provide giveaways, such as the great Missouri Department of Conservation magazines.

“Peace in the Prairie is a great opportunity for us to help connect visitors to the prairies of the state and the value of them.”

Staff will also provide information on the children’s summer camps offered for children 4 – 14 years in age at Powder Valley Nature Center, Emmenegger Nature Park, and Forest Park One. Serving under resourced children and families is a priority.

April 22, 2022

Earth Day!

World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park

Saint Louis, Missouri

10:00 AM-9:30 PM

Main Event 7:00 PM

Performance and Film Screening

Free and open to the public

All ages

Come experience Peace in the Prairie!

Vendors, performances, presentations, and an original film providing information and experiences for victims of violence and healing through greater access to Missouri’s public lands!

Visit Eventbrite for free admission tickets, details and to pre-order meals:


Peace in the Prairie is presented with support from Missouri Arts Council, a State Agency, which receives support from the State of Missouri.

Story Stitchers is supported by The Lewis Prize for Music’s 2021 Accelerator Award. The mission of The Lewis Prize is to partner with leaders who create positive change by investing in young people through music.

Additional support for Saint Louis Story Stitchers is provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, City of St. Louis Youth at Risk Crime Prevention grant of 2021, March For Our Lives, Edward Jones Community and Philanthropic Giving, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.