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 Illinois’ Insects and Spiders Trunks


Illinois’ Insects and Spiders Trunks

Insects and spiders fascinate students. Encourage them to learn more about these organisms by using the resources in this trunk. Books, CD-ROMs, student activities, field guides, posters, insect/spider observation equipment and a video are just some of the items included. Targeted Grades: PreK-6. Click here to view learning standards correlations. Watch our video podcast to learn more about the trunk.

To see a complete list of this trunk's contents, click here.

View lesson instructions for the Crime Solving Insects activity included in this resource trunk. Investigation 1, Investigation 2, Investigation 3, Investigation 4

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.
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Lending Locations

County

Location

City

Phone Number

E-mail Address

Adams

Quincy Public Library Quincy 217-223-1309 extension 204 ndolan@quincylibrary.org

Adams

Siloam Springs State Park

Clayton

217-894-6205

dnr.r4parks@illinois.gov

Champaign

Anita Purves Nature Center

Urbana

217-384-4062

ncschmitz@urbanaparks.org

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

rammann@chicagobotanic.org

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 Matteson Public Library Matteson 708-748-4431 nwebb@sslic.net
Cook Gompers Park Chicago 773-685-3270 Mercedes.Main-Duplechin@ChicagoParkDistrict.com
Cook Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Chicago 773-755-5112 tlc@naturemuseum.org
Cook Shedd Aquarium Chicago 312-692-3376 teacherservices@sheddaquarium.org

Cook

William Powers State Conservation Area

Chicago

773-646-3270

dnr.wm.powers@illinois.gov
Cook River Trail Nature Center Northbrook 847-824-8360 susan.holt@cookcountyil.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

Du Page

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum

Lisle

630-829-6546

JuricaSuchyMuseum@ben.edu

 

Du Page

The Morton Arboretum Lisle 630-725-2118 ksteele@mortonarb.org
Effingham Ballard Nature Center Altamont 618-483-6856 ballardnc@frontiernet.net
Fayette Evans Public Library Vandalia 618-283-2824 eplddirector@gmail.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

Goose Lake Prairie State Park

Morris

815-942-2899

joe.giacone@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

Jackson Sallie Logan Public Library Murphysboro 618-684-3271 sherry.sallielogan@gmail.com
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 847-531-7007 bruggeman_g@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
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

Macon

Rock Springs Nature Center

Decatur

217-423-7708

bkarcher@maconcountyconservation.org

jtish@maconcountyconservation.org

Macoupin Macoupin County Ag Literacy Program Carlinville 217-854-9604 cniemann@illinois.edu
Madison Wood River Public Library Wood River 618-254-4832 kate@woodriverlibrary.org
Marion Centralia Regional Library District Centralia 618-532-5222 extension 224 rlewis@centralia.lib.il.us
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

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
Monroe

Camp Wartburg

Waterloo

618-979-0918

robert_polansky@lcfs.org
Ogle Polo Public Library Polo 815-946-2713 library@polo.lib.il.us

Peoria

The PROE Center

Edwards

309-673-1040

kbarr@peoriaroe48.net

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

adurall@roe51sdc.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
Will Fossil Ridge Public Library Braidwood 815-458-2187

mcaise@fossilridge.org

Will Camp Manitoqua Frankfort 815-469-2319 matt@manitoqua.org
Will Will County Forest Preserve District 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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