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Illinois Biodiversity Basics
I: What is Biodiversity? Video
Activity 1-1 What's Your Biodiversity IQ?
Activity 1-2 Sizing Up Species
Activity 1-3 Backyard BioBlitz
Activity 1-4 The Gene Scene
2: Why is Biodiversity Important? Video
Activity 2-1 The Nature of Poetry
Activity 2-2 The Spice of Life
Activity 2-3 Secret Services
3: What's the Status of Biodiversity? Video
Activity 3-1 Endangered Species Gallery Walk
Illinois Threatened/ Endangered Species
2001: For the most current Illinois endangered and threatened species list, click here.
Activity 3-2 The Case of the Greater Prairie-Chicken: lesson demonstration podcast; greater prairie-chicken podcast
Activity 3-3 Space for Species
4: How Can We Protect Biodiversity? Video
Activity 4-1 Future Worlds
Activity 4-2 Career Moves