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Illinois Prairies

Prairies were once the dominant landscape in Illinois. Now they are very rare. Make your students aware of the wonders of prairies with the lessons and supplemental resources of the Illinois Prairies trunk. Field guides, books, DVDs, posters, bison artifacts and many other items are included. Discover what it was like to live on the prairies by using the pioneer resources. Targeted Grades: K-8. Trunk contents are correlated to the Illinois Learning Standards, and the correlation to the Next Generation Science Standards will soon be available.

To see a complete list of this trunk's contents, click here. Watch the video podcast about this trunk.

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.

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Lending Locations

County

Location

City

Phone Number

E-mail Address

Adams

Siloam Springs State Park

Clayton

217-894-6205

dnr.r4parks@illinois.gov

Boone Boone County Conservation District Belvidere 815-547-7935 tdawson@boonecountyconservationdistrict.org
Bureau Hennepin Canal Parkway State Trail Sheffield 815-454-2328 Dnr.HennepinCanal@illinois.gov

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 Nature Center Glenview 847-299-6096 krisvanvoorhis@glenviewparkdist.org
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 kjoslin@hfparks.com
Cook Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago 773-755-5112 tlc@naturemuseum.org
Cook Shedd Aquarium Chicago 312-692-3165 teacherservices@sheddaquarium.org

Cook

William Powers State Conservation Area

Chicago

773-646-3270

dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov
Cook Gompers Park Chicago 773-685-3270 Mercedes.Main-Duplechin@ChicagoParkDistrict.com
De Kalb Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area Shabbona 815-824-2106 molly.haseman@illinois.gov

De Witt

Weldon Springs State Park

Clinton

217-935-0373 carol.thompson@illinois.gov
Du Page Bartlett Park District Nature Center Bartlett 847-608-3100

rnagle@bartlettparks.org

Du Page

Forest Preserve District of Du Page County - Mayslake

Oak Brook

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 USACOE Rend Lake 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

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
Kankakee Kankakee River State Park Bourbonnais 815-933-1383  kathy.pangle@illinois.gov
Kendall Kendall County Outdoor Education Center Yorkville 630-553-7108 dbazan@roe24.org

La Salle

Starved Rock State Park

Utica

815-667-4726 option "O"

jolyn.wise@illinois.gov
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

Madison National Great Rivers Museum East Alton 618-462-6979 erin.a.hilligoss-volkmann@usace.army.mil
Massac Fort Massac State Park Metropolis 618-524-4712 chris.mcginness@illinois.gov
Massac Mermet Lake Conservation Area Belknap 618-524-5577 chris.mcginness@illinois.gov
McDonough Argyle Lake State Park Colchester 309-776-3422

bridget.hinchee@illinois.gov
McDonough District Forester's Office, Argyle Lake State Park Colchester 309-776-5271 barrie.mcvey@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
Monroe Camp Wartburg Waterloo 618-979-0918 robert_polansky@lcfs.org
Peoria Wildlife Prairie State Park Peoria

309-676-0998

saratate@wildlifeprairie.org
Rock Island USACOE Mississippi River Visitors' Center Rock Island 309-794-5338 mvrodmn15@usace.army.mil

Rock Island

Western Illinois University

Moline

309-762-3999 ext. 262

DT-Powers@wiu.edu

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

Shelby USACOE Lake Shelbyville Office Shelbyville 217-774-3951 Phil.j.manhart@usace.army.mil
Vermilion Vermilion County Conservation District Danville 217-442-1691 ldarling@vccd.org

Wabash

Beall Woods State Park

Mt. Carmel

618-298-2441

jacque.hallam@illinois.gov
Wayne IDNR District Office Fairfield 618-842-2179 mary.hurley@illinois.gov
Whiteside Morrison-Rockwood State Park Morrison 815-772-4708 mike.challand@illinois.gov
Will Forest Preserve District of Will County 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

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