Illinois Wild Mammals Trunks
Illinois educators teaching about
mammals can borrow an Illinois Wild Mammals Trunk to supplement
their classroom lessons. Developed by the Educational Services
Section of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, these
supplemental kits are available for loan to educators statewide.
Each trunk, an easy-to-transport plastic container, is filled with
field guides, CD-ROMs, a DVD, fur samples, skulls, track and scat
replicas, lessons, activity sheets, posters, and other items.
Suggested loan time is two weeks.
Lending locations are listed at
education/classrm/mammals2.htm. For more information, contact
the IDNR Division of Education at
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resources for teachers include videos and more
The Illinois Department of Natural
Resources Educational Services Section has six CD-ROMs and one DVD
available for teachers. These resources contain lessons, student
activities, videos, sounds and more and are compatible with both
Windows and Macintosh formats. The DVD contains five videos taking
students on a tour of Illinois' natural heritage without leaving the
classroom. The materials are free, but note appropriate grade levels
before ordering. The CD-ROMs are "Career Opportunities in the
Illinois Department of Natural Resources," intended for grades 7-12;
"Kids for Trees," grades K-3; "Wild Mammals of Illinois," grades
4-6; "Illinois Birds," grades 4-6; "Aquatic Illinois," grades 5-9;
and "Illinois Biodiversity," grades 5-10. The DVD is "Exploring
Illinois' Natural Resources," for grades K-12.
requests by title on school letterhead to: IDNR Education, One
Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271. For more
information, contact the IDNR Division of Education at
Department of Natural Resources