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Insects, Arachnids, and Isopods Oh My!

6/5/2021 6/5/2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
What animals are invertebrates, have a segmented body, an exoskeleton and paired, jointed appendages? They are arthropods! They include insects, crustaceans, spiders, centipedes, millipedes and their relatives. Join us for this introduction to the types of arthropods present in Illinois. We will discuss their diversity, classification, life cycles, adaptations and importance to other organisms. Learn how to incorporate them into your lessons to support the teaching of Next Generation Science Standards and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards and take part in hands-on activities. Supplemental educational resources will be provided. Although targeted to grades prekindergarten through four, all educators are welcome to register for the workshop, but the information may need to be adapted, 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.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
DNR Region(s): 
Kendall County Forest Preserve District
DNR Park: 
110 West madison St
City, State ZIP: 
Yorkville IL 60560
Contact person/email: 
Valerie Keener / valerie.keener@illinois.gov
217-524-4126 /  
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