NEW! Webinar Schedule
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February 3, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Earth Day in the Parks
February 19, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Kids for Conservation(R) Animal Signs - This Webinar is intended for educators.
March 3, 2015 - Where on the Web? Using the IDNR Division of Education Web Site
April 7, 2015 - Kids for Conservation(R)
May 5, 2015 - Greater Prairie-chickens in Illinois
June 2, 2015 - Apex Predators
July 7, 2015 - Why Should I Borrow an Illinois Wild Mammals Trunk?
August 4, 2015 - Developing a Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Area
September 1, 2015 - Prying into Prions: Investigating Chronic Wasting Disease
October 6, 2015 - Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant: Completing the Application Form
November 3, 2015 - Wildlife in the Classroom
December 1, 2015 - IDNR Publications
NEW! Kids for Conservation(R)! Youth in Illinois, send us your digital images, stories, poems and artwork. Click here for details. The January topic is "Owls." February's topic is "Animal Signs." In March, we'll look at "Frogs and Toads."
Wildlife in the Classroom has been revised! Access the new version here.
Monarch Mania! Learn about monarch butterflies and what you can do to help them. Watch the video podcasts. Is your school on our map yet? Tell us that you have planted the milkweed seeds that we sent to all Illinois schools, and we'll add your school to the map! Let's plant milkweeds for monarchs!
Monarch Mania! Click here to access planting instructions for milkweed seeds.
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 Project Squirrel mobile phone app from either iTunes or the Google Play Store and start participating in this citizen scientist project today!
Lessons based on the Next Generation Science Standards are being developed and posted for your use.
Borrow our resources trunks and field packs for your classroom, scouting program or other youth-group activity. NEW! Illinois' Amphibians and Reptiles Field Packs are now available for loan.
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.
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."
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!