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  Illinois Wild Mammals Trunk

Are you teaching about mammals? Borrow an Illinois Wild Mammals Trunk to supplement your lessons. Developed by the IDNR Division of Education, these supplemental kits are available for loan to educators at lending locations statewide. Each trunk, which is a large plastic container, is filled with field guides, CD-ROMs, a DVD, fur samples, skulls, track and scat replicas, lessons, activity sheets, posters and other items. Targeted Grades: PreK - 8

Click here to see a list of the contents of this trunk. Watch our video podcast about the trunk. See the lessons based on the Next Generation Science Standards.

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.

Lending Locations

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.

County

Site

City

Phone Number

E-Mail Address

Adams

Siloam Springs State Park

Clayton

217-894-6205

dnr.r4parks@illinois.gov

Bureau  

Hennepin Canal Parkway State Trail

Sheffield

815-454-2328

Dnr.HennepinCanal@illinois.gov

Champaign

Anita Purves Nature Center

Urbana

217-384-4062

ncschmitz@urbanaparks.org

Clinton  

Eldon Hazlet State Park          

Carlyle

618-594-3015

gary.tatham@illinois.gov

Coles

Fox Ridge State Park

Charleston

217-345-6416

foxridge@illinois.gov
Cook Sagawau Environmental Education Center Lemont 630-257-2045 lorrie.ward@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe 847-835-8253

rammann@chicagobotanic.org

Cook Wetlands Discovery Center Park Forest 708-748-2005 rgunther@vopf.com
Cook The Grove Glenview 847-299-6096 kris.vanvoorhis@glenviewparkdist.org
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 cvargo@hfparks.com
Cook Gompers Park - Chicago Park District Chicago 773-685-3270 Mercedes.Main-Duplechin@ChicagoParkDistrict.com

Cook

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum      

Chicago

773-755-5112 

tlc@naturemuseum.org
Cook Shedd Aquarium Chicago 312-692-3376 teacherservices@sheddaquarium.org

Cook

William Powers State Recreation Area

Chicago

773-646-3270

dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov

De Witt

Weldon Springs State Park                      

Clinton

217-935-0373

carol.thompson@illinois.gov
Du Page Du Page County Forest Preserve District Oak Brook (available at other education centers, too) 630-206-9586 ndahlin@dupageforest.com
Du Page Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Lisle 630-829-6546

JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu

Du Page The Morton Arboretum Lisle 630-725-2118 ksteele@mortonarb.org
Du Page Bartlett Park District Nature Center Bartlett 847-608-3100 rnagle@barlettparks.org
Effingham Ballard Nature Center Altamont 618-483-6856 ballardnc@frontiernet.net
Franklin U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Office Benton 618-724-2493 dawn.m.kovarik@usace.army.mil

Fulton  

Dickson Mounds Museum

Lewistown

309-547-3721

cchristensen@museum.state.il.us
Greene Carrollton Public Library Carrollton 217-942-6715 CarrolltonPL@gmail.com

Grundy

Goose Lake Prairie State Park

Morris 

815-942-2899

joe.giacone@illinois.gov

Grundy

Gebhard Woods State Park

Morris 

815-942-0796

jill.jackson@illinois.gov
Iroquois Watseka Public Library Watseka 815-432-4544 watsekalibrary@yahoo.com
Jackson        Giant City State Park  

Makanda

618-457-4836

jennifer.randolph@illinois.gov
Jackson Sallie Logan Public Library Murphysboro 618-684-3271 sherry.sallielogan@gmail.com
Jersey Pere Marquette State Park Grafton 618-786-3323 chris.hespen@illinois.gov
Jo Daviess East Dubuque District Library East Dubuque 815-747-3052 childrenslibrarian@eastdubuquelibrary.com
Johnson Cache River State Natural Area Belknap 618-657-2064 molie.oliver@illinois.gov
Kane Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Elgin 847-531-7007 bruggeman_g@cityofelgin.org
Kane Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation Dundee 847-428-2240 info@mcgrawwildlife.org
Kane Red Oak Nature Center Batavia 630-897-1808 mgazdacka@fvpd.net
Kankakee Kankakee River State Park Bourbonnais 815-933-1383 stephen.lucero@illinois.gov
Knox City of Galesburg Lakeside Recreation Facility Galesburg 309-345-3683 evarner@ci.galesburg.il.us

La Salle

Starved Rock State Park

Utica

815-667-4726 option "O"

jolyn.wise@illinois.gov

Lake

Volo Bog State Natural Area  

Ingleside

815-344-1294

stacy.iwanicki@illinois.gov

Macon

Rock Springs Nature Center

Decatur

217-423-7708

bkarcher@maconcountyconservation.org

jtish@maconcountyconservation.org

Macoupin Bunker Hill Public Library District Bunker Hill 618-585-4736 library@bunkerhilllibrary.org
Marion Centralia Regional Library District Centralia 618-532-5222 extension 224 rlewis@centralia.lib.il.us

Massac  

Fort Massac State Park

Metropolis

618-524-4712

neal.pankey@illinois.gov
Massac Mermet Lake Conservation Area Belknap 618-524-5577 neal.pankey@illinois.gov

McDonough 

Argyle Lake State Park

Colchester

309-776-3422

bridget.hinchee@illinois.gov

McDonough WIU Elementary Education Macomb 309-298-1777 or 309-298-1258 DT-Powers@wiu.edu
McHenry McHenry County Conservation District Crystal Lake 815-479-5779 education@mccdistrict.org
McHenry McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program Woodstock 815-334-4054 mcseep@co.mchenry.il.us
McLean Sugar Grove Nature Center McLean 309-874-2174 info@sugargrovenaturecenter.org
McLean Miller Zoo Bloomington 309-434-2250 jtetzloff@cityblm.org
Monroe Camp Wartburg Waterloo 618-979-0918 Robert_ Polansky@lcfs.org
Morgan Regional Office of Education 46 Regional Media Center Jacksonville 217-243-1804 kkunz@roe46.net
Peoria The PROE Center Edwards 309-673-1040 kbarr@peoria48.net

Peoria  

Wildlife Prairie State Park

Edwards

309-676-0998

saratate@wildlifeprairie.org

Randolph  

Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area/Baldwin Lake

Baldwin

618-785-2555

joseph.middleton@illinois.gov
Richland IDNR Office Olney 618-393-6732 connie.kuenstler@illinois.gov
Rock Island

Mississippi River Visitors' Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Rock Island 309-794-5338 mvrodmn15@usace.army.mil
Rock Island Western Illinois University Moline 309-762-3999 ext. 262 DT-Powers@wiu.ed
Saline U.S. Forest Service Shawnee National Forest Office Harrisburg 618-253-7114 rebeccahwilliams@fs.fed.us

Sangamon  

IDNR Educational Services Section

Springfield

217-524-4126

dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov
Sangamon Regional Office of Education Staff Development Center Springfield 217-585-8090

adurall@roe51sdc.org

Shelby U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Shelbyville Project Office Shelbyville 217-774-3951 phil.j.manhart@usace.army.mil
Union U.S. Forest Service Jonesboro 618-833-8576 lhauser@fs.fed.us
Vermilion Vermilion County Conservation District Danville 217-442-1691 ldarling@vccd.org

Wabash  

Beall Woods State Park

Mt. Carmel

618-298-2441

jacque.cullison@illinois.gov
Wayne IDNR District Office Fairfield 618-842-2179 mary.hurley@illinois.gov

Whiteside  

Morrison-Rockwood State Park

Morrison

815-772-4708

ruth.siemert@illinois.gov
Will Camp Manitoqua Frankfort 815-469-2319 matt@manitoqua.org
Will IDNR Office Wilmington 815-476-0109 tom.gargrave@illinois.gov
Will Will County Forest Preserve District Joliet 815-727-8700 jprince@fpdwc.org
Winnebago Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford 815-965-3433 lisa.johnson@burpee.org
Winnebago KIDS Loves Park 815-636-3040 sbooth@kidsroe.org


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