Want to learn more about the forest? Grab an Illinois Tree Trunk from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources! These trunks are available for loan to teachers and youth group leaders. The trunks are large storage containers that include many items teachers can use to instruct students about trees, forests, forest careers and the forestry industry. The Illinois Tree Trunk has just been revised and many new lending locations are available! You'll find items that help support the Illinois Learning Standards from grades PreK through 10. A correlation to the Illinois Learning Standards for each item is included.
You'll find the following items and
more inside an Illinois Tree 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.
Click here to see a Google Earth map of the trunk locations.
NOTE: In order to view this map, you must have Google Earth installed on your computer. To obtain the free download, visit http://www.google.com/earth/index.html.