Studying birds can jump-start your students’ interest in nature and conservation. The Illinois Birds Trunk is a great way to enhance your lessons. This trunk is filled with field guides, books, track and egg replicas, CD-ROMs, videos, DVDs, CDs with bird songs and calls and even bird replicas that sing! Suggested grades: PreK - 8, but can be modified for other grade levels. All items are correlated to the Illinois Learning Standards and the Illinois Early Learning Standards. The correlation to the Next Generation Science Standards will soon be available.
Click here to see the complete contents checklist for Illinois Birds. Watch the podcast for more details.
Lending locations are listed below. Call or email to make your reservation. A two-week loan period is suggested. There is no charge to borrow the trunk, although a refundable deposit may be requested.
Click here to see a Google Earth map of the trunk locations.
NOTE: In order to view this map, you must have Google Earth installed on your computer. To obtain the free download, visit http://www.google.com/earth/index.html.