Illinois' Invasive Species

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Loan Box

Illinois' Invasive Species Loan Box

The Illinois' Invasive Species Loan Box investigates why certain species are detrimental, how they arrived to the state and what actions can be taken to control them.  

Suggested grades: 7 – 12

IDNR Resource Trunk IV29
Weight: 20 lbs.
Box dimensions: L26" x W16" x H14"


Box Contents 

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

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Standards Explored

NGSS:

  • MS-LS1-4 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • MS-LS1-5 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • MS-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • MS-LS2-2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • MS-LS2-4 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamcis
  • MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity
  • HS-LS2-6 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • HS-LS2-7 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • HS-LS4-5 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity


Reserve This Loan Box

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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