Illinois ENTICE  

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Education offers ENTICE workshops to formal and non-formal educators throughout Illinois.   

What is ENTICE? ENTICE stands for the Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education. This program provides natural resources training for educators through hands-on, interdisciplinary workshops led by natural resources professionals and other educators. ENTICE involves participants in experiences that promote effective stewardship of Illinois’ natural resources now and in the future. These workshops are approved for Continuing Professional Development Units for teachers and are conducted statewide covering a variety of topics. All activities and lessons are correlated to the Illinois Learning Standards.  

Workshop topics for the 2009-2010 school year include Illinois' Aquatic Resources, Illinois Spiders, Native Americans and Nature in Illinois, Identifying Trees and Making Leaf Collections and Illinois Butterflies just to name a few. More than 20 workshops are scheduled for the 2009-2010 school year.

Workshops generally last six to eight hours, and educators can expect information-packed sessions with plenty of take-home materials for instant implementation into the curriculum. Workshop descriptions, locations and registration information are available at Have questions? Please call the DNR Division of Education at 217-524-4126 or email us at