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Aquatic Illinois Unit

 New! Asian Carps Activities

​Two new lessons have been developed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Division of Education concerning Asian Carps. Find them here!

 Unit 1

Surface Water and Groundwater Teacher's Guide
Water as a Resource Teacher's Guide
Adaptations Teacher's Guide
Aquatic History--Follow the RiverTeacher's Guide
^This work was supported in part through an internship to Danae Boesdorfer provided by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC).

 Unit 2

Rivers and Streams Teacher's Guide

Lakes, Ponds, Reservoirs Teacher's Guide
Wetlands Teacher's Guide
More Aquatic Habitats Teacher's Guide

 Unit 3

Watersheds and Water Quality Teacher's Guide
Exotic Species Teacher's Guide

 Unit 4

Taking Action Teacher's Guide

^This work was supported in part through an internship to Danae Boesdorfer provided by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC).

 Rivers of Illinois Podcasts

To view these podcasts, click this link and search "Aquatics."
Captioned and uncaptioned versions are available.
 
Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Animals
Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Interactions
Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Invasive Species
Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Physical Factors
Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Plants
Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Ecology: Tourism Impacts on Local Communities
Rivers of Illinois: Mississippi, Illinois, Wabash and Ohio: Economic Impacts on Local Communities
(Spanish-language text)

 Other Resources

​Additional resources that can help supplement aquatic-related lessons include the Aquatic Illinois resources trunk, Illinois' Invasive Species resources trunk, the Biodiversity of Illinois series of CD-ROMs, the Illinois' Natural ResourcesTrading Cards series, educational posters and student activity books. Trading cards are available to Illinois teachers by written request on school letterhead. Send request to IDNR Education, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702. Posters and activity books may be ordered at our publications page.
 
OutdoorIllinois issue (May 2011) on Invasive Species