Illinois' Birds

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Loan Box

Illinois' Birds Loan Box

The Illinois' Birds Loan Box contains materials to jump-start students’ interest in nature and conservation.

Suggested grades: 3 – 8

IDNR Resource Trunk B29
Weight: 30 lbs.
Box dimensions: L26" x W16" x H14"


Box Contents 

Open the Illinois' Birds Loan Box (PDF) to view its contents.



Standards Explored


  • 3-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • 3-LS2-1 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
  • 3-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
  • 4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • MS-LS1-4 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • MS-LS2-4 Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • HS-LS2-8 Ecosystems: Interaction, Energy, and Dynamics


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Forest Preserve District and IDNR loan boxes are free to reserve up to 14 days. Loan boxes may be picked up Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the District's headquarters at 3S580 Naperville Road in Wheaton. For more information, call 630-850-8118.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the loan boxes may be unavailable. All loan boxes are quarantined and disinfected following CDC guidelines after each reservation.

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