Illinois DNR offers free podcasts & online lessons on various ecology topics.
Kidzeum in Springfield offers online science learning opportunities including videos and hands-on activities. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago offers online teaching guides, curricula and more on its classroom resources page. Trees Forever supports tree planting across Iowa and Illinois and offers free online webinars.
National and Other State Resources
Berkeley Lab K-12 is a live science series for K - 12 that includes episodes and worksheets that explore innovative research and related hobbies at home. Cafeteria Culture focuses on waste free schools and plastic pollution with youth made messages and videos. The Microplastic Madness lesson plans and video are available free for Title One schools. U.S. EPA Region 5 Environmental Education
website provides access to environmental education materials such as books and posters. Educators and students in Region 5 can order printed publications at no cost. Additionally, some materials are available in PDF format to print or download.