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 Aquatic Illinois Trunk  

Aquatic Illinois Trunk

The Aquatic Illinois trunk includes many items to help you teach about the biological, historical, chemical and other aspects of water. Books, posters, water sampling tools, CD-ROMs, videos, DVDs and activities are among the contents of this trunk. Suggested grades: 4 - 9. Click here to view learning standards correlations.

Click here to see the list of contents for this trunk. Watch the podcast to learn more about the 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.

aquatic trunk
Lending Locations
County Location City Phone E-mail Address
Adams Siloam Springs State Park

Clayton 217-894-6205 dnr.r4parks@illinois.gov
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 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


Cook Sagawau Environmental Education Center Lemont 630-257-2045 lorrie.ward@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Irons Oaks Environmental Center Olympia Fields 708-481-2330 ext. 202 cvargo@hfparks.com
Cook The Grove Nature Center Glenview 847-299-6096 kris.vanvoorhis@glenviewparkdist.org
De Witt Weldon Springs State State Park Clinton 217-935-2644 charles.d.montgomery@illinois.gov
Du Page Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Lisle 630-829-6546


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
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
Henry Geneseo Public Library District Geneseo 309-944-6452 dmurray@geneseo.lib.il.us
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 Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation Dundee 847-428-2240 info@mcgrawwildlife.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
Kendall Kendall County Outdoor Education Center Yorkville 630-553-7108 dbazan@roe24.org
Knox City of Galesburg Lakeside Recreation Facility Galesburg 309-345-3683 evarner@ci.galesburg.il.us
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
Lake Heller Nature Center Highland Park 847-579-4182 jsmith@pdhp.org
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
Madison National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Godfrey 618-468-2785


Marion Centralia Regional Library District Centralia 618-532-5222 extension 224 rlewis@centralia.lib.il.us
Marshall Marshall-Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District Henry 309-364-3913 extension 3 stacy.hill@il.nacdnet.net
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 IDNR District Office 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
Montgomery Camp SOAR Litchfield 217-720-2089 jyeager@girlscouts-gsci.org
Peoria The PROE Center Edwards 309-673-1040 kbarr@peoriaroe48.net
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 Mississippi River Visitors' Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island 309-794-5338 mvrodmn15@usace.army.mil
Saline Saline-Gallatin Ag in the Classroom Harrisburg 618-252-6992 aitcsalgal@yahoo.com
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
Union U.S. Forest Service Jonesboro 618-833-8576 lhauser@fs.fed.us
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
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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