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 Field Trip Pack   

The Field Trip Pack includes many items to assist your early childhood students as they explore nature. Hands-on equipment will encourage self-initiated learning. Suggestions for teachers on how to incorporate natural-resources activities into your lessons are also included.

Suggested grades: prek - 3.

Click here to see a content list for the pack or here to view a podcast with descriptions of the items and other information.

Call or email one of the lending locations listed below to make your reservation. There is no charge to borrow a Field Trip Pack, 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.

Lending Locations

County Location City Phone E-mail Address
Adams PACT for West Central Illinois Camp Point 217-593-6777 lsuttonpact@hotmail.com
Adams Golden Public Library Golden 217-392-2211 gwclibraries@yahoo.com
Adams Quincy Public Library Quincy 217-223-1309 ext. 204 ndolan@quincylibrary.org
Adams University of Illinois Extension Quincy 217-223-8380 rlthomsn@illinois.edu
Bond Bond County Ag in the Classroom Greenville 618-664-0555 extension 3


Boone Boone County Conservation District Belvidere 815-547-7935 tdawson@boonecountyconservationdistrict.org
Brown Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District Mt. Sterling

217-773-3993 extension 101

Brown PACT for West Central Illinois Mt. Sterling 217-773-3903 adarringer@pactheadstart.com
Bureau Ohio Public Library District Ohio 815-376-5422 ohiolibrarybc@yahoo.com
Bureau R. A. Sapp Memorial Township Library Wyanet 815-699-2342 rasapplib@gmail.com
Calhoun Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Brussels 618-883-2524 cortney_solum@fws.gov
Calhoun Calhoun County Farm Bureau Hardin 618-576-2233 ccfb@frontiernet.net
Carroll Lanark Public Library Lanark 815-493-2166 lanarklibrary@yahoo.com
Cass Beardstown Houston Memorial Library Beardstown 217-323-4204 beard.h.ml.rsa@gmail.com
Champaign Homer Lake Forest Preserve Homer 217-896-2455 sclementz@ccfpd.org
Champaign Museum of the Grand Prairie Mahomet 217-896-2455 sclementz@ccfpd.org
Champaign Anita Purves Nature Center Urbana 217-384-4062 ext. 205 ncschmitz@UrbanaParks.Org
Champaign The Urbana Free Library Urbana 217-367-4069 lfegley@tufl.info
Clark Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
Clark Marshall Public Library Marshall 217-826-2535 marshallpubliclibrary@gmail.com
Clark Clark County Farm Bureau Martinsville 217-382-4144 clarkaitc@fairpoint.net
Clay Clay County Farm Bureau Louisville 618-665-3300 ccfbmanager@gmail.com
Clay Regional Office of Education 12 Louisville 618-544-2719 jyoung@roe12.net
Clinton Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle 618-594-3015 gary.tatham@illinois.gov
Clinton Kaskaskia College Library Centralia 618-545-3130 koverstreet@kaskaskia.edu
Coles Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
Coles EIU Child Care Resource and Referral Charleston 217-581-6698 prkrabel@eiu.edu
Cook Crabtree Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County Barrington 847-381-6592 susan.dombro@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Brookfield Public Library Brookfield 708-485-6917 ext. 141 ldimick@brookfieldlibrary.info
Cook Chicago Center for Early Education Chicago 312-733-3134 bjolaugh@uic.edu
Cook Gompers Park Chicago 773-685-3270 Mercedes.Main-Duplechin@ChicagoParkDistrict.com
Cook Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago 773-755-5112 tlc@naturemuseum.org
Cook William Powers State Recreation Area Chicago 773-646-3270 dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov
Cook Cook County Farm Bureau/Ag in the Classroom Countryside 708-354-3276 aitc@cookcfb.org
Cook Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe 847-835-8253


Cook Glenview Public Library Glenview 847-729-7500 extension 2913 rsnyder@glenviewpl.org
Cook Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County Lemont 630-257-2045 lorrie.ward@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Matteson Public Library Matteson 708-748-4431 nwebb@sslic.net
Cook North Riverside Public Library North Riverside 708-447-0869 youthservices@northriversidelibrary.org
Cook River Trail Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County Northbrook 847-824-8360 susan.holt@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Oak Lawn Public Library Oak Lawn 708-422-4990 extension 400 ekenny@olpl.org
Cook Oak Park Public Library Oak Park 708-452-3420 childrens@oppl.org
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 cvargo@hfparks.com
Cook Park Forest Public Library Park Forest 708-748-3731 mbell@sslic.net
Cook Wetlands Discovery Center Park Forest 708-748-2005 rgunther@vopf.com
Cook Concordia University River Forest 708-209-3441 Katherine.Brandon@cuchicago.edu
Cook Trailside Museum, Forest Preserve District of Cook County River Forest 708-366-6530 irene.flebbe@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Riverside Public Library Riverside 708-442-6366 janicefoley@riversidelibrary.org
Cook Sand Ridge Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County South Holland 708-868-0606


Cook Steger South Chicago Heights Library Steger 708-755-5040 cindig54@yahoo.com
Cook Indian Trails Public Library District Wheeling 847-279-2236 mfenton@indiantrailslibrary.org
Cook Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County Willow Springs 708-839-6897 deborah.silic@cookcountyil.gov
Crawford Regional Office of Education 12 Robinson 618-544-2719 jyoung@roe12.net
Crawford Robinson Public Library District Robinson 618-544-2917 breyannaweaver@hotmail.com
Cumberland Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
De Kalb 4-C Community Coordinated Child Care De Kalb 815-758-8149 extension 239 sarab@four-c.org
De Kalb Genoa Public Library District Genoa 815-784-2627 genoalibrary1@hotmail.com
De Kalb Malta Township Public Library Malta 815-825-2525 pjwogen@maltalibrary.org
De Kalb Flewellin Memorial Library Shabbona 815-824-2079 shabbonalibrary@gmail.com
De Kalb Sycamore Public Library Sycamore 815-895-2500 ext. 31 saraht@sycamorelibrary.org
De Witt Weldon Springs State Park Clinton 217-935-0373 carol.thompson@illinois.gov
Douglas Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
Douglas Douglas County Farm Bureau Tuscola 217-253-4442 kkinney@douglascfb.com 
Du Page Bloomingdale Public Library Bloomingdale 630-924-2740


Du Page Carol Stream Public Library Carol Stream 630-344-6127 ycstream@cslibrary.com
Du Page Indian Prairie Public Library District Darien 630-887-8760 youthservices@ippl.info

Du Page

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum




Du Page YWCA Patterson and McDaniel Family Center Glendale Heights 630-580-5705



Du Page Forest Preserve District of Du Page County, Office of Education - Mayslake Oak Brook 630-206-9586 ndahlin@dupageforest.com
Du Page Villa Park Public Library Villa Park 630-834-1176 ngergets@vppl.info
Du Page West Chicago Public Library District West Chicago 630-231-1552 ext. 118 JJones@westchicago.lib.il.us
Edgar Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
Effingham Ballard Nature Center Altamont 618-483-6856 ballardnc@frontiernet.net
Effingham Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
Fayette Evans Public Library Vandalia 618-283-2824 eplddirector@gmail.com
Ford Paxton Carnegie Library Paxton 217-379-3431 paxtonlibrary1@gmail.com
Franklin Benton Public Library Benton 618-438-7511 erins.bpl@gmail.com
Franklin Franklin County Farm Bureau Benton 618-435-3616 mlamczyk@live.com
Franklin Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District Benton 618-438-4021 ext. 3 carla.barnes@il.nacdnet.net
Fulton Astoria Public Library Astoria 309-329-2423 astorlib@astoriail.net
Fulton Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library Canton 309-647-0328 dsorrill@parliningersoll.org
Fulton Dickson Mounds Museum Lewistown 309-547-3721 cchristensen@museum.state.il.us
Gallatin Gallatin County Soil and Water Conservation District Ridgway 618-272-4521 extension 108 phyllis.mace@il.nacdnet.net
Grundy Coal City Public Library District Coal City 815-634-4552 ext. 110 rene@coalcity.lib.il.us
Grundy Gebhard Woods State Park Morris 815-942-0796 jill.jackson@illinois.gov
Hancock Augusta Public Library Augusta 217-392-2211 gwclibraries@yahoo.com
Hancock Bowen Public Library Bowen 217-392-2211 gwclibraries@yahoo.com
Hancock PACT for West Central Illinois Carthage 217-357-6764 khainline2012@yahoo.com
Hancock Plymouth Public Library Plymouth 217-392-2211 gwclibraries@yahoo.com
Hardin Rosiclare Memorial Public Library Rosiclare 618-285-6213 rmpl@shawneelink.net
Henderson Warren-Henderson Ag in the Classroom Monmouth 309-734-5161 ageducation@hotmail.com
Henry Geneseo Public Library District Geneseo 309-944-6452



Iroquois Central Citizens' Library District Clifton 815-694-2800 chitchens@cusd4.org
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
Jasper Regional Office of Education 12 Newton 618-544-2719 jyoung@roe12.net
Jefferson C. E. Brehm Memorial Public Library Mt. Vernon 618-242-6322 hstory@mtvbrehm.lib.il.us
Jersey Illini Middle School Jerseyville 618-498-5527 Ask for Debra Weiler or Judy Nurnberger. debra.weiler@jersey100.org
Jo Daviess East Dubuque District Library East Dubuque 815-747-3052 childrenslibrarian@eastdubuquelibrary.com
Jo Daviess Elizabeth Township Public Library Elizabeth 815-858-2212 elizabethtownshiplibrary@gmail.com
Johnson Cache River Visitors' Center Belknap 618-657-2064 molie.oliver@illinois.gov
Kane Red Oak Nature Center Batavia 630-897-1808 mgazdacka@fvpd.net
Kane Dundee Township Public Library Dundee 847-428-3661 extension 311 hhohman@dundeelibrary.info
Kane Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Elgin 847-531-7055 neuffer_m@cityofelgin.org
Kane Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library Hampshire 847-683-4490 nmckay@ellajohnsonlibrary.org
Kankakee Kankakee River State Park Bourbonnais 815-933-1383 stephen.lucero@illinois.gov
Kendall Kendall County Outdoor Education Center Yorkville 630-553-7108 dbazan@roe24.org
Knox City of Galesburg Lakeside Recreational Facility Galesburg 309-345-3683 evarner@ci.galesburg.il.us
Knox Knox County Farm Bureau Galesburg 309-342-2036 ag_educator@knoxcfb.org
La Salle Marseilles Public Library Marseilles 815-795-4437 jambrose155@gmail.com
La Salle Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby 815-224-0477 christianson@ivcc.edu
La Salle Peru Public Library Peru 815-223-0229 ext. 5 lsheedy@perulibrary.org
Lake Fox Lake District Library Fox Lake 847-587-0198 clobaza@fllib.org
Lake Grayslake Area Public Library Grayslake 847-223-5313 ext. 217 pgreedan@grayslake.info
Lake Volo Bog State Natural Area Ingleside 815-344-1294 stacy.iwanicki@illinois.gov
Lake Cook Memorial Public Library Libertyville 847-362-2330

reckmann@cooklib.org or mscheibler@cooklib.org

Lake North Chicago Public Library North Chicago 847-689-0125 johnh@ncplibrary.org
Lake Round Lake Area Public Library Round Lake 847-546-7060 dallen@rlalibrary.org
Lake Aspen Library Vernon Hills 847-362-2330 reckmann@cooklib.org
Lake YWCA Lake County - St. Paul's Site Waukegan 847-336-4794 matysikk@ywcalakecountyil.org
Lake Zion-Benton Public Library Zion 847-872-4680 extension 5 swashkoviak@zblibrary.org
Lawrence Regional Office of Education 12 Lawrenceville 618-544-2719 jyoung@roe12.net
Livingston Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District Pontiac 815-844-6127 extension 3 debra.ruff@il.nacdnet.net
Livingston Pontiac Public Library Pontiac 815-844-7229 ljohnston@pontiacpubliclibrary.org
Macon Decatur Public Library Decatur 217-424-2900 ext. 5 jschirle@decaturlibrary.org
Macon Rock Springs Nature Center Decatur 217-423-7708



Macoupin Frank Bertetti Benld Public Library Benld 217-835-4045 benldlibrary@gmail.com
Macoupin Bunker Hill Public Library District Bunker Hill 618-585-4736 library@bunkerhilllibrary.org
Macoupin Macoupin County Ag Literacy Program Carlinville 217-854-9604 cniemann@illinois.edu
Madison Hayner Public Library District Alton 618-433-2861 sharon.windham@haynerlibrary.org
Madison IDNR Region IV Office Alton 618-462-1181 ext. 3 nate.shalley@illinois.gov
Madison Collinsville Memorial Public Library Collinsville 618-344-1112 alisond@mvlibdist.org
Madison National Great Rivers Museum East Alton 618-462-6979 erin.a.hilligoss-volkmann@usace.army.mil
Madison Edwardsville Public Library Edwardsville 618-692-7556 annewolfe@edwardsvillelibrary.org
Madison Madison County Farm Bureau Edwardsville 618-650-7053 mail@madcocaree.org
Madison SIUE Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach Edwardsville 618-650-3452 stemcenter@siue.edu
Madison Glen Carbon Centennial Library Glen Carbon 618-288-1212 extension 813


Madison Wood River Public Library Wood River 618-254-4832 kate@woodriverlibrary.org
Marion Centralia Regional Library District Centralia 618-532-5222 ext. 224 rlewis@centralia.lib.il.us
Marshall Bureau La Salle Putnam Marshall Extension Unit Henry 309-364-2356


Massac Mermet Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area Belknap 618-524-5577 neal.pankey@illinois.gov
Massac Fort Massac State Park Metropolis 618-524-4712 neal.pankey@illinois.gov
McDonough Argyle Lake State Park Colchester 309-776-3422 bridget.hinchee@illinois.gov
McDonough Colchester District Library Colchester 309-776-4861 colchesterlibrary@yahoo.com
McDonough McDonough County Farm Bureau/Ag in the Classroom Macomb 309-837-3350 mcdonoughaitc2@gmail.com
McDonough McDonough County Soil and Water Conservation District Macomb 309-833-1711 extension 101 cindy.moon@il.nacdnet.net
McDonough WIU Maurice G. Kellogg Science Education Center Macomb 309-298-1777 or 1258 DT-Powers@wiu.edu
McHenry McHenry County Conservation District Crystal Lake 815-479-5779 education@mccdistrict.org
McHenry 4-C Community Coordinated Child Care McHenry 815-344-5510 carolk@four-c.org
McHenry McHenry County Ag in the Classroom Woodstock 815-382-1695


McHenry McHenry County Schools Environmental Education Program Woodstock 815-334-4054 mcseep@co.mchenry.il.us
McHenry Woodstock Public Library Woodstock 815-338-0542 ext. 107 pamm@woodstockil.info
McLean Martin Township Public Library Colfax 309-723-2541 mtpl_43@yahoo.com
McLean Danvers Township Library Danvers 309-963-4269 danvers.tl.rsa@gmail.com
McLean Sugar Grove Nature Center McLean 309-874-2174 info@sugargrovenaturecenter.org
Mercer Mercer County Agricultural Education Program Aledo 309-582-5106 tkirwan@illinois.edu
Monroe Columbia Public Library Columbia 618-281-4237 annettebland@columbialibrary.org
Monroe Camp Wartburg Waterloo 618-979-0918 robert_polansky@lcfs.org
Monroe Monroe-Randolph Red Brick School Red Bud


Montgomery University of Illinois Extension Hillsboro 217-532-3941 schurich@illinois.edu
Montgomery Camp SOAR Litchfield 217-720-2089 jyeager@girlscouts-gsci.org
Montgomery Nokomis Public Library Nokomis 217-563-2734 dlehman@nokomispl.org
Morgan Jacksonville Public Library Jacksonville 217-243-5435 ext. 2224 cboehlke@jaxpl.org
Morgan ROE #46 Regional Media Center Jacksonville 217-243-1804 kkunz@roe46.net
Moultrie Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
Moultrie Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library Sullivan 217-728-7221 mitchy13_69@yahoo.com
Moultrie Moultrie County Farm Bureau Sullivan 217-728-4214 membership@moultriecfb.com
Ogle Forreston Public Library Forreston 815-938-2624 forlib@frontier.com
Ogle University of Illinois Extension Oregon 815-732-2191 charbm@illinois.edu
Ogle Polo Public Library District Polo 815-946-2713 library@polo.lib.il.us
Peoria Brimfield Public Library Brimfield 309-446-9575 gwilson@brimfieldlibrary.org
Peoria Wildlife Prairie Park Hanna City 309-676-0998 ext. 6720 saratate@wildlifeprairie.org
Peoria Lillie M. Evans Library District Princeville 309-385-4540 lill@lmelibrary.org
Pike PACT for West Central Illinois Pittsfield 217-285-2234 stetson_mb@yahoo.com
Pike University of Illinois Extension Pittsfield 217-285-5543 koltveit@illinois.edu
Pope Golconda Public Library Golconda 618-683-6531 golillib@shawneelink.net
Randolph Coulterville Public Library Coulterville 618-758-3013 coultervillepuliclibrary@gmail.com
Richland Regional Office of Education 12 Olney 618-544-2719 jyoung@roe12.net
Rock Island River Valley District Library Port Byron 309-523-3440 director@rivervalleylibrary.org
Rock Island Rock Island Public Library Rock Island 309-732-7360 foster.susan@rigov.org
Rock Island Western Illinois University Moline 309-762-3999 ext.262 DT-Powers@wiu.edu
Saline Southeastern Illinois College Harrisburg 618-252-5400 ext. 3400 nancy.reach@sic.edu
Sangamon IDNR Education Springfield 217-524-4126 dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov
Schuyler Littleton Public Library Littleton 217-392-2211 gwclibraries@yahoo.com
Schuyler Rushville Public Library Rushville 217-322-3030 library1@adams.net
Shelby Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education Charleston 217-345-9119 lshull@eiase.com
Shelby Shelby County Farm Bureau Shelbyville 217-774-2151 shelbycofb@consolidated.net
Shelby U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Shelbyville 217-774-3951 Phil.j.manhart@usace.army.mil
St. Clair St. Clair County Farm Bureau Belleville 618-233-6800 mail@stclairfb.org
St. Clair Cahokia Public Library District Cahokia 618-332-1491 admin@cahokialibrary.org
St. Clair Mascoutah Public Library Mascoutah 618-566-2562 extension 102 malbers@mascoutah.lib.il.us
St. Clair Carriel Junior High School O'Fallon 618-622-2932 adavies@of90.net
Stephenson Conservation and Agricultural Partners Freeport 815-235-2165 cap@aeroinc.net
Tazewell Pekin Park District Pekin 309-347-7275 tgambetti@pekinparkdistrict.org
Union Dongola Public Library District Dongola 618-827-3622 DongolaPLD@gmail.com
Union USDA Forest Service Jonesboro 618-833-8576 lhauser@fs.fed.us
Vermilion Catlin Public Library District Catlin 217-427-2550 catlinlibrary03@yahoo.com
Vermilion Danville Public Library Danville 217-477-5225 bnolan@danville.lib.il.us Check for availability on LINC, the library’s online card catalog at www.danville.lib.il.us/catalogs.htm.
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
Wabash Mt. Carmel Public Library Mt. Carmel 618-263-3531 trcklc@hotmail.com
Warren Warren County Public Library District Monmouth 309-734-3166 childrens@wcplibrary.org
Warren Warren-Henderson Ag in the Classroom Monmouth 309-734-5161 ageducation@hotmail.com
Washington Nashville Public Library Nashville 618-327-3827 lsmmrs@gmail.com
Washington Washington County Ag in the Classroom Nashville 618-327-3981 washaitc@washingtoncfb.org
Wayne IDNR Office Fairfield 618-842-2179 mary.hurley@illinois.gov
Whiteside Schmaling Memorial Public Library Fulton 217-392-2211 gwclibraries@yahoo.com
Will Fossil Ridge Public Library Braidwood 815-458-2187


Will Camp Manitoqua Frankfort 815-469-2319 matt@manitoqua.org
Will Joliet Public Library Joliet 815-740-2662 teacher@joliet.lib.il.us
Will Manhattan-Elwood Public Library Manhattan 815-478-3987 mcblatti@mpld.org
Will Mokena Community Public Library District Mokena 708-479-9663 cpalmer@mokena.lib.il.us
Will Shorewood-Troy Library Shorewood 815-725-4368 wsavage@shorewoodtroylibrary.org
Williamson Child Care Resource and Referral, John A. Logan College Carterville 800-548-5563 ccrr@jalc.edu
Winnebago Kishwaukee Intermediate Delivery System Loves Park 815-636-3040 sbooth@kidsroe.org
Winnebago Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford 815-965-3433 lisa.johnson@burpee.org
Woodford Woodford County Soil and Water Conservation District Eureka 309-467-2308 extension 3 diane.freeman@il.nacdnet.net

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