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The Aquatic Illinois lessons are being revised and will be posted to this site as they are completed.
We will be adding new features as well. See the podcasts below for our newest additions. Check back often!

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Aquatic Illinois Video


Unit 1
Surface Water and Groundwater Teacher's Guide

Water as a Resource Teacher's Guide

Adaptations Teacher's Guide

Aquatic History--Follow the River Teacher's Guide

Unit 2
Rivers and Streams Teacher's Guide

Lakes, Ponds, Reservoirs Teacher's Guide

Wetlands Teacher's Guide

More Aquatic Habitats Teacher's Guide

Unit 3
Watersheds and Water Quality
Teacher's Guide

Exotic Species Teacher's Guide

Unit 4
Taking Action Teacher's Guide

^This work was supported in part through an internship to Danae Boesdorfer provided by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC).

NEW! Podcasts about Illinois' Four Largest Rivers*

These podcasts are also available on iTunes. Go to http://dnr.state.il.us/education/podcasts.htm and click on the iTunes button to subscribe.

1. Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Economic Impacts on Local Communities (text only) (Spanish-language text) (captioned video)

2. Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Tourism Impacts on Local Communities (text only) (captioned video)

3. Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Physical Factors (text only) (captioned video)

4. Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Plants (text only) (captioned video)

5. Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Animals (text only) (captioned video)

6. Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Invasive Species (text only) (captioned video)

7. Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Interactions (text only) (captioned video)

*This work was supported in part through an internship to Anne Kwedar provided by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC).

Other Resources

Additional resources that can help supplement aquatic-related lessons include the Aquatic Illinois resources trunk, Illinois' Invasive Species resources trunk, the Biodiversity of Illinois series of CD-ROMs, the Illinois' Natural Resources Trading Cards series, educational posters and student activity books. CDs and trading cards are available to Illinois teachers by written request on school letterhead. Send request to IDNR Education, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702. Posters and activity books may be ordered at http://dnr.state.il.us/teachkids.

OutdoorIllinois issue (May 2011) on Invasive Species

Wood Projects for Illinois Wildlife

ENHANCED ILLINOIS FROGS AND TOADS (requires macromedia Flash plugin)

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