NEW! Wildlife in the Classroom has been revised! Access the new version here.
NEW! Monarch Mania! Learn about monarch butterflies and what you can do to help them. Watch the video podcasts.
NEW! Monarch Mania! Click here to access planting instructions for milkweed seeds.
NEW! Monarch Mania! Youth in Illinois, send us your monarch and milkweed digital images. Click here for details.
Register now for ENTICE educator workshops! Professional Development Hours are available at ENTICE workshops.
Demonstration gardens for the Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program have been implemented at M. J. Rhymer Family Dry Grove Nature Preserve in Normal. Click here to follow their progress.
Download the new Project Squirrel mobile phone app from either iTunes or the Google Play Store and start participating in this citizen scientist project today!
NEW! Lessons based on the Next Generation Science Standards are being developed and posted for your use.
The new Illinois Birds: Volume IV, Sparrows, Weaver Finches and Longspurs poster is available to teachers in Illinois. Order at http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Publications.
Borrow our resources trunks for your summer camp, scouting program or other youth-group activity. Field Trip Packs for loan to early childhood educators are also available.
Video podcasts provide information and instruction demonstrations. Subscribe to our podcasts through the iTunes Store (C) or watch on YouTube or our Podcasts Web page!
Learn about the materials and programs of the IDNR Division of Education from this video podcast.
Blooming Now and the progress of the prairie at IDNR headquarters.
The Field Trip Tips page provides a wealth of information to help you prepare for an outdoor field trip with your students.
Join us on Facebook for more information and resources. Go to www.facebook.com and search for "Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Education."
Wildlife in the Classroom helps Illinois teachers to learn about the laws and permits that apply to possessing wildlife and wildlife remains. If you teach in Illinois, you should be familiar with this information. Please read it and keep it handy for reference!
Are you looking for information about Illinois? Try reading our Illinois Facts pages!
Prying into Prions: Investigating Chronic Wasting Disease a supplemental educational unit about transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that can also help you to meet NGSS qualifications at middle school and high school levels. Order your copy today!