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 Illinois Birds Trunk  

Illinois Birds Trunk

Studying birds can jump-start your students’ interest in nature and conservation. The Illinois Birds Trunk is a great way to enhance your lessons. This trunk is filled with field guides, books, track and egg replicas, CD-ROMs, videos, DVDs, CDs with bird songs and calls and even bird replicas that sing! Suggested grades: PreK - 8, but can be modified for other grade levels. Click here to view learning standards correlations.

Click here to see the complete contents checklist for Illinois Birds. Watch the podcast for more details.

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.


Lending Locations
County Location City Phone 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
Bureau Hennepin Canal Parkway State Trail Sheffield 815-454-2328 Dnr.HennepinCanal@illinois.gov
Champaign Anita Purves Nature Center Urbana 217-384-4062 hjvasel@urbanaparks.org
Clinton Eldon Hazlet State Park Carlyle 618-594-3015 gary.tatham@illinois.gov
Clinton Kaskaskia College Library Centralia 618-545-3130 koverstreet@kaskaskia.edu
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 Wetlands Discovery Center Park Forest 708-748-2005 rgunther@vopf.com
Cook Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe 847-835-8253


Cook The Grove Nature Center Glenview 847-299-6096 kris.vanvoorhis@glenviewparkdistrict.org
Cook Audubon Chicago Region Chicago 312-453-0230 extension 2004 tbarnes@audubon.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 River Trail Nature Center Northbrook 847-824-8360 michele.mottlowitz@illinois.gov
Cook Riverside Public Library Riverside 708-442-6366 janicefoley@riversidelibrary.org
De Witt Weldon Springs State Park Clinton 217-935-2644 charles.d.montgomery@illinois.gov
Douglas Douglas County Farm Bureau Tuscola 217-253-4442 douglasmgr@douglascfb.com
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
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
Grundy Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area Morris 815-942-2899 duane.snow@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 847-531-7055 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
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


Rock Springs Nature Center

Decatur 217-423-7708



Macoupin Macoupin County Ag Literacy Program Carlinville 217-854-9604 cniemann@illinois.edu
Madison National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Godfrey 618-468-2785 arhanor@lc.edu
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 Forester 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
Monroe Camp Wartburg Waterloo 618-979-0918 robert_polansky@lcfs.org
Peoria Wildlife Prairie State Park Peoria 309-676-0998 saratate@wildlifeprairie.org
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
Richland IDNR District Office Olney 618-393-6732 connie.kuenstler@illinois.gov
Rock Island Mississippi River Visitors' Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island 309-794-5338 mvrodmn15@usace.army.mil
Saline U.S. Forest Service Shawnee National Forest Office Harrisburg 618-253-7114 rebeccahwilliams@fs.fed.us
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


St. Clair Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Collinsville 618-346-5160 cahokia.mounds@sbcglobal.net
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
Whiteside Morrison-Rockwood State Park Morrison 815-772-4708 ruth.siemert@illinois.gov
Will Fossil Ridge Public Library Braidwood 815-458-2187


Will Camp Manitoqua Frankfort 815-469-2319 matt@manitoqua.org
Will IDNR Office Wilmington 815-476-0109 tom.gargrave@illinois.gov
Winnebago Burpee Museum of Natural History Rockford 815-965-3433 lisa.johnson@burpee.org
Winnebago Kishwaukee Intermediate Delivery System Loves Park 815-636-3040 sbooth@kidsroe.org

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