This interactive session will offer attendees insights on how to make what visitors see at the park come to life in a photo.

HANNA CITY  On May 31, 2014, Wildlife Prairie Park will be offering a unique opportunity to members

and guests of the Park. Starting at 10:00am, Mike Boatman, a nationally recognized photographer, will

be offering a special photography session at the Park “Learning How to See Photography”. This fun and

interactive session will offer attendees insights on how to make what you see through the lens come to

life in a photo.

The session will involve a short conversation with Mike, a field trip through the park taking

photos using the advice Mike provides, followed by a friendly critique session. Wildlife Prairie Park

members will enjoy this session free of charge, those interested in attending the session but are not

park members, will need to pay general park admission.

“This is about teaching people how to see whether they have a camera or not.” Says Mike

Boatman. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience of photography with others through these fun

sessions. He welcomes everyone with a friendly smile and open arms to attend the session.

The session is open to the first 45 people who sign up. The session is expected to last between

4-5 hours. A bagged lunch option will be available for attendees at an additional cost. Sign up for this

event is required. To sign up for the event, please call (309)676-0998. Attendees may register up until

May 30, 2014. For non-Park members, general admission payment can be made the day of the session.

For more information, please contact Wildlife Prairie Park at (309)676-0998 or by email at

Wildlife Prairie Park is a 501c3 not for profit 2,000 acre zoological park located just 10 miles

west of Peoria, IL in Hanna City. The Park’s mission encompasses conservation, education, and

recreation development in this unique habitat in the Midwest.