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The Division of Education is responsible for the development and dissemination of educational programs and materials and for training in their use. On this web site you will be able to find information about contests for students, educational materials for use in the classroom, teacher workshops and more.

Division of Education
Valerie Keener, Administrator

Would you like to help support the IDNR Division of Education? Contributions are accepted. Make your check payable to the IDNR and mail to the IDNR Division of Education, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702.

For questions about IDNR's Safety Education Programs visit here or email dnr.safetyed@illinois.gov.


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August 25, 2015 - Habitat Helpers! and Developing a Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Area

Kids for Conservation(R)! Youth in Illinois, send us your digital images, stories, poems and artwork. Click here for details. The July edition features "The Great Outdoors in Illinois," and August will be "Habitat Helpers!."

Wildlife in the Classroom has been revised! Access the new version here.

Monarch Mania! Learn about monarch butterflies and what you can do to help them. Watch the video podcasts. Is your school on our map yet? Tell us that you have planted the milkweed seeds that we sent to all Illinois schools, and we'll add your school to the map! Let's plant milkweeds for monarchs!

Monarch Mania! Click here to access planting instructions for milkweed seeds.

Register now for ENTICE educator workshops! Professional Development Hours are available at ENTICE workshops.

Download the Project Squirrel mobile phone app from either iTunes or the Google Play Store and start participating in this citizen scientist project today!

Lessons based on the Next Generation Science Standards are being developed and posted for your use.

Borrow our resources trunks and field packs for your classroom, scouting program or other youth-group activity.

Video podcasts provide information and instruction demonstrations. Subscribe to our podcasts through the iTunes Store (C) or watch on YouTube or our Podcasts Web page!

Learn about the materials and programs of the IDNR Division of Education from this video podcast.

The Field Trip Tips page provides a wealth of information to help you prepare for an outdoor field trip with your students.

Join us on Facebook for more information and resources. Go to www.facebook.com and search for "Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Education."



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