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IDNR Field Trip Pack Loan Box

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Field Trip Pack contains many items to assist early childhood students as they explore nature.

Suggested Grades  Preschool - 3
IDNR Resource Trunk FTP27
Weight  15 lbs.
Dimensions 26" L x 16" W x 14" H

Standards Explored

K-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
K-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity
1-LS3-1 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
3-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity




Animal Tracks - Illinois
Audubon Society Clouds and Storms Pocket Guide
Peterson First Guide: Birds
Peterson First Guide: Butterflies and Moths
Peterson First Guide: Caterpillars
Peterson First Guide: Insects
Peterson First Guide: Mammals
Peterson First Guide: Reptiles and Amphibians
Peterson First Guide: Trees


Binocular instruction sheet
Content checklist
Field trip tips
IDNR education promotional sheet
Instruction sheet
Natural Illinois: Birds
Natural Illinois: Butterflies and Moths
Natural Illinois: Frogs and Toads
Natural Illinois: Insects
Natural Illinois: Leaves Are All Around
Natural Illinois: Mammals
Natural Illinois: Rock On!
Natural Illinois: The Trees You See
Natural Illinois and Out and about with Preschoolers Polish version promo page
Online resources page
Out and About with Preschoolers: Science in the Built Environment
Out and about with Preschoolers: Sunshine Science
Poison ivy
Top Ten Things for Early Childhood Students to Do Outdoors
Wildlife in the Classroom

Other Items

AAA batteries – 3
Aluminum pan
Audubon bird call
Bird Song Identiflyer and cards (2)
Bushnell binoculars – 2
Dip net
Forceps, plastic - 10
Insect viewing cube - 2
Magnifying glasses – 5
Measuring tape
Observation container with magnifying lid and grid on bottom
Plant press
Port-a-Bug container
Sand sieve