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 Illinois' Amphibians and Reptiles Field Pack

Illinois' Amphibians and Reptiles Field Pack

Amphibians and reptiles are fascinating creatures! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Education has developed an educational tool to help you learn about and observe these animals in their natural environment. Illinois’ Amphibians and Reptiles Field Packs are available for loan statewide. Teachers, homeschooling educators, scout and youth group leaders, day care center staff and families are among the variety of people who can successfully use this resource.

Binoculars, magnifying glasses, field guides, observation equipment, a headlamp, frog call recordings, field trip tips and many other hands-on items are included in the pack. For the complete content list, click here.

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




Phone Number

E-mail Address

Bond Bond County Ag in the Classroom Greenville 618-664-0555 extension 3


Champaign Homer Lake Forest Preserve Homer 217-896-2455 sclementz@ccfpd.org
Clinton Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle 618-594-3015 gary.tatham@illinois.gov
Clinton Kaskaskia College Library Centralia 618-545-3130 koverstreet@kaskaskia.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 Conservation Area Chicago 773-646-3270 dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov
Cook Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe 847-835-8253


Cook The Grove Nature Center Glenview 847-299-6096 kris.vanvoorhis@glenviewparkdist.org
Cook Sagawau Environmental Education Center Lemont 630-257-2045 lorrie.ward@cookcountyil.gov
Cook River Trail Nature Center, Forest Preserve District of Cook County Northbrook 847-824-8360 michele.mottlowitz@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 cvargo@hfparks.com
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
De Witt Weldon Springs State Park Clinton 217-935-2644 charles.d.montgomery@illinois.gov
Du Page Bartlett Park District Nature Center Bartlett 847-608-3100 rnagle@bartlettparks.org
Du Page Bloomingdale Public Library Bloomingdale 630-924-2740


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



Du Page Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Lisle



Du Page The Morton Arboretum Lisle 630-719-2118 ksteele@mortonarb.org
Du Page Forest Preserve District of Du Page County - Mayslake Oak Brook 630-206-9586 ndahlin@dupageforest.com
Franklin U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Office Benton 618-724-2493 dawn.m.kovarik@usace.army.mil
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
Grundy Gebhard Woods State Park Morris 815-942-0796 jill.jackson@illinois.gov
Iroquois Watseka Public Library Wateseka 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
Johnson Cache River State Natural Area Belknap 618-634-9678 molie.oliver@illinois.gov
Kane Red Oak Nature Center Batavia 630-897-1808 mgazdacka@fvpd.net
Kane Hawthorne Hill Nature Center Elgin 847-531-7055 neuffer_m@cityofelgin.org
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
La Salle Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby 815-224-0477 christianson@ivcc.edu
La Salle Starved Rock State Park Utica 815-667-5351 jolyn.wise@illinois.gov
Lake Heller Nature Center Highland Park 847-579-4182 jsmith@pdhp.org
Lake Volo Bog State Natural Area Ingleside 815-344-1294 stacy.iwanicki@illinois.gov
Lake Round Lake Area Public Library Round Lake 847-546-7060 dallen@rlalibrary.org
Livingston Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District Pontiac 815-844-6127 extension 3 debra.ruff@il.nacdnet.net
Macon Rock Springs Nature Center Decatur 217-423-7708



Macoupin Bunker Hill Public Library District Bunker Hill 618-585-4736 library@bunkerhilllibrary.org
Madison Hayner Public Library District Alton 618-433-2861 sharon.windham@haynerlibrary.org
Madison National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Godfrey 618-468-2785 arhanor@lc.edu
Massac Fort Massac State Park Metropolis 618-524-4712 neal.pankey@illinois.gov
McDonough Argyle Lake State Park Colchester


McDonough WIU Maurice G. Kellogg Science Education Center Macomb 309-298-1777 or 1258 DT-Powers@wiu.edu
McHenry 4-C Community Coordinated Child Care McHenry 815-344-5510 carolk@four-c.org
Montgomery Camp SOAR Litchfield 217-720-2089 jyeager@girlscouts-gsci.org
Ogle University of Illinois Extension Ogle 815-732-2191 charbm@illinois.edu
Peoria The PROE Center Edwards 309-673-1040 kbarr@peoriaroe48.net
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
Pope Illinois Forest Resources Center Simpson 618-695-3383 jakirk@illinois.edu
Rock Island River Valley District Library Port Byron 309-523-3440 director@rivervalleylibrary.org
Saline U.S. Forest Service Shawnee National Forest Office Harrisburg 618-253-1031 rebeccahwilliams@fs.fed.us
Sangamon IDNR Division of Education Springfield 217-524-4126 dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov
St. Clair Frank Holten State Recreation Area East St. Louis 618-874-7920 lisa.motl@illinois.gov
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
Will Mokena Community Public Library District Mokena 708-479-9663 cpalmer@mokena.lib.il.us
Will IDNR District Forester's Office Wilmington 815-476-0109 tom.gargrave@illinois.gov
Winnebago Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford 815-965-3433 lisa.johnson@burpee.org

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