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 Illinois' Amphibians and Reptiles Field Pack

Illinois' Amphibians and Reptiles Field Pack

Amphibians and reptiles are fascinating creatures! The Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Education has developed an educational tool to help you learn about and observe these animals in their natural environment. Illinois’ Amphibians and Reptiles Field Packs will soon be available for loan statewide. Teachers, homeschooling educators, scout and youth group leaders, day care center staff and families are among the variety of people who can successfully use this resource.

Binoculars, magnifying glasses, field guides, observation equipment, a headlamp, frog call recordings, field trip tips and many other hands-on items are included in the pack. For the complete content list, click here.

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.

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.



Lending Locations




Phone Number

E-mail Address

Clinton Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle 618-594-3015 gary.tatham@illinois.gov
Cook Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago 773-755-5112 tlc@naturemuseum.org
Cook Sagawau Environmental Education Center Lemont 630-257-2045 lorrie.ward@cookcountyil.gov
Cook Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe 847-835-8253


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 Witt Weldon Springs State Park Clinton 217-935-0373 carol.thompson@illinois.gov
Du Page Forest Preserve District of Du Page County - Mayslake Oak Brook 630-206-9586 ndahlin@dupageforest.com
Franklin U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rend Lake Office Benton 618-724-2493 dawn.m.kovarik@usace.army.mil
Fulton Dickson Mounds Museum Lewistown 309-547-3721 cchristensen@museum.state.il.us
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 618-634-9678 molie.oliver@illinois.gov
Kane Red Oak Nature Center Batavia 630-897-1808 mgazdacka@fvpd.net
Kendall Kendall County Outdoor Education Center Yorkville 630-553-7108 dbazan@roe24.org
La Salle Starved Rock State Park Utica 815-667-5351 jolyn.wise@illinois.gov
Lake Volo Bog State Natural Area Ingleside 815-344-1294 stacy.iwanicki@illinois.gov
Massac Fort Massac State Park Metropolis 618-524-4712 neal.pankey@illinois.gov
McDonough Argyle Lake State Park Colchester


Sangamon IDNR Division of Education Springfield 217-524-4126 dnr.teachkids@illinois.gov
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
Winnebago Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford 815-965-3433 lisa.johnson@burpee.org

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