www.dnr.illinois.gov

Pat Quinn, Governor

DNR Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 IDNR Home
 IDNR Home (new)
 Agency Offices
 Disabled Outdoors
 Freedom of Information Act
 Get Involved
 Grant Info
 Great Lakes Restoration
 Hunting
 Fishing
 License / Permit / Register
 Kids & Education
 Law Enforcement
 Mandatory Safety Programs
 Lodges / Leasing
 More Links
 Outdoor Recreation
 Parks & Recreation
 Press Releases
 Publications
 State Museums
 World Shooting & Recreational Complex
 DNR A to Z

 DNR
 Illinois

 Illinois Fossils Trunks  

Borrow an Illinois Fossils Trunk to help your students of grades seven through 10 explore Illinois’ natural heritage of the past. Each trunk contains fossil molds, a fossil hunt kit, a video, a fossil reference collection, field guides, posters and more. Click here to view learning standards correlations.

Click here to see the list of contents for this trunk. Watch our video podcast.

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.

Lending Locations

County

Location

City

Phone

E-mail Address
Adams Siloam Springs State Park Clayton 217-894-6205 dnr.r4parks@illinois.gov

Champaign

Anita Purves Nature Center

Urbana

217-384-4062

ncschmitz@urbanaparks.org
Champaign Prairie Research Institute Library Champaign 217-333-6892 https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2907277

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

William Powers State Recreation Area

Chicago

773-646-3270

dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov
Cook Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago 773-755-5112 tlc@naturemuseum.org
Cook Gompers Park Chicago 773-685-3270 Mercedes.Main-Duplechin@ChicagoParkDistrict.com

Cook

Wetlands Discovery Center

Park Forest

708-748-2005

rgunther@vopf.com
Cook Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe 847-835-8253

rammann@chicagobotanic.org

Cook Sagawau Environmental Education Center Lemont 630-257-2045 lorrie.ward@cookcountyil.gov
Cook The Grove Nature Center Glenview 847-299-6096 kris.vanvoorhis@glenviewparkdist.org
Cook Shedd Aquarium Chicago 312-692-3376 teacherservices@sheddaquarium.org
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 cvargo@hfparks.com

De Witt

Weldon Springs State Park

Clinton

217-935-0373

carol.thompson@illinois.gov

Du Page

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum

Lisle

630-829-6546

JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu

Du Page Du Page County Forest Preserve District Oak Brook (available at the other education centers, too) 630-206-9586 ndahlin@dupageforest.com
Du Page The Morton Arboretum Lisle 630-725-2118 ksteele@mortonarb.org
Effingham Ballard Nature Center Altamont 618-483-6856 ballardnc@frontiernet.net
Franklin U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Benton 618-724-2493 dawn.m.kovarik@usace.army.mil

Fulton

Dickson Mounds Museum

Lewistown

309-547-3721

cchristensen@museum.state.il.us
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
Jackson Giant City State Park Makanda 618-457-4836 jennifer.randolph@illinois.gov
Jersey Pere Marquette State Park Grafton 618-786-3323 chris.hespen@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 Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, St. Charles Park District St. Charles 630-584-1885 ext. 435 potto@st-charlesparks.org
Kankakee Kankakee River State Park Bourbonnais 815-933-1383 stephen.lucero@illinois.gov
La Salle Starved Rock State Park Utica

815-667-4726 option "O"

jolyn.wise@illinois.gov
Lake Heller Nature Center Highland Park 847-579-4182 jsmith@pdhp.org
Lake Illinois Beach State Park Zion 847-662-4811 deb.kloss@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

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 Western Illinois University - 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
McLean Sugar Grove Nature Center McLean 309-874-2174 info@sugargrovenaturecenter.org
Peoria Forest Park Nature Center Peoria Heights 309-686-3360 jdrussell@peoriaparks.org
Peoria The PROE Center Edwards 309-673-1040 kbarr@peoriaroe48.net
Randolph Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area /Baldwin Lake Baldwin 618-785-2555 joseph.middleton@illinois.gov

Sangamon

IDNR Division of Education

Springfield

217-524-4126

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

adurall@roe51sdc.org

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 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 Kishwaukee Intermediate Delivery System (KIDS) Loves Park 815-636-3040 sbooth@kidsroe.org

Kids & Education

 New This Month
 Online Order Form
 Student Pages

CopyrightŠ 2014 Department of Natural Resources
Accessibility    Contact    FAQs    Podcasts    Privacy    Social Networking