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Fossil Fishes

6/15/2022 6/15/2022
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
They are toothy! They are tenacious! They are as old as the Triassic! Join Illinois Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff members for this engaging workshop on the fascinating fossil fish species of Illinois. At this workshop we will discuss the ecological importance, natural history and public persecution of prehistoric predators including catfish, bowfin and gar. Participants will gain valuable insight into the biology, behaviors and evolution of these living fossils while developing ideas for elementary level lesson plans correlated to Next Generation Science Standards. A field trip to a local waterway will complete the day. Developed for teachers of grades four through middle school, other educators are welcome to register but may need to adapt the information and activities, as appropriate. Professional Development Hours are available. This workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
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Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
DNR Region(s): 
Leaflet | OSM
Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery
DNR Park: 
25410 Fish Hatchery Rd
City, State ZIP: 
Topeka IL 61567
25410 Fish Hatchery Rd Topeka IL 61567
Contact person/email: 
Valerie Keener / valerie.keener@illinois.gov
217-524-4126 /  
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