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Illinois' State Symbols

Are you teaching about Illinois? Then the Illinois' State Symbols trunk is perfect for you! Photos, replicas, actual samples, activity books, information and other items are included for your use. There's an Illinois Facts section, too. To see a complete list of this trunk's contents, click here. Watch the video to learn more about the trunk contents. Targeted Grades: K - 8.

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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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
Champaign Anita Purves Nature Center Urbana


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


Cook Wetlands Discovery Center Park Forest 708-748-2005 rgunther@vopf.com
Cook The Grove Nature Center Glenview 847-299-6096 kris.vanvoorhis@glenviewparkdist.org
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 cvargo@hfparks.com
Cook William Powers State Conservation Area Chicago 773-646-3270 dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov
De Kalb Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area Shabbona 815-824-2106 molly.haseman@illinois.gov
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 Forest Preserve District of Du Page County - Mayslake Oak Brook 630-206-9586 ndahlin@dupageforest.com
Du Page Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Lisle 630-829-6546


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 duane.snow@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 847-531-7055 neuffer_m@cityofelgin.org
Kane Red Oak Nature Center Batavia 630-897-1808 mgazdacka@fvpd.net
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 Volo Bog State Natural Area Ingleside 815-344-1294 stacy.iwanicki@illinois.gov
Macon Rock Springs Nature Center Decatur 217-423-7708



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 neal.pankey@illinois.gov
Massac Mermet Lake Conservation Area Belknap 618-524-5577 neal.pankey@illinois.gov
McDonough Argyle Lake State Park Colchester


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
Montgomery Camp SOAR Litchfield 217-720-2089 jyeager@girlscouts-gsci.org
Peoria Wildlife Prairie State Park Peoria 309-676-0998 saratate@wildlifeprairie.org
Randolph Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area/Baldwin Lake Baldwin 618-785-2555 joseph.middleton@illinois.gov
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


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.cullison@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 District Forester's Office Wilmington 815-476-0109 tom.gargrave@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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