Nab the Aquatic Invader! is a fun way to learn about aquatic invaders.
By using this site you can check out lots of unusual species that cre-ate
real problems in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf and Great Lakes
regions. There are many ways that this site can help with class projects. By
doing the activities and playing the games on this site, you will learn about
nature and be inspired to help the environment by “nabbing” these pesky crit-ters
and seeing that you can make
a difference. Site produced by Sea
Grant and NOAA. Go to www.
Invasive Species Trunks
Provide Tools for Teachers
With this resource trunk produced
by the Department of Natural
Resources, you and your students can
learn why invasive species are detrimen-tal,
how they arrived in Illinois and what
actions can be taken to control them.
Field guides, books, lessons, DVDs,
specimens, replicas and other items are
included. Targeted grades: 7-12. All
lessons are correlated to the Illinois
Learning Standards. Lending locations
are found statewide. These trunks were
developed by the DNR Education Sec-tion
in cooperation with the DNR Office
of Resource Conservation and educators
at the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant program
at the University of Illinois.
To see contents and lending locations
Support the “Don’t dump bait” campaign
with a sticker on your boat. Order it at
For fact sheets on protecting
yourself against Asian carp
while boating and Asian carp
recipes, see www.iiseagrant.org/
flyingfish.html. To order a video on
preparing Asian carp for consump-tion,
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Invaders of the Forest, Cache River
Wetlands Center, Cypress. Presentation
10:30 a.m.-noon. Pull and bag 1-3 p.m.
For information, call (618) 657-2064.
Astronomy Open House, Volo Bog
SNA, Ingleside. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and
Night Star Party weather dependent.*
Outdoor-Woman Workshop, Starved
Rock SP, Utica. For details, visit www.
starvedrockstatepark.org (May 13-15).
Women in the Outdoors, Camp
Ondessonk, Ozark (May 13-15).*
IESPB mtg., Midewin National Tall-grass
Women in the Outdoors, Rock
Island Conservation Club, Milan.*
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*Sources of information
McHenry Dam/Moraine Hills SP/Volo
Bog SNA: dnr.state.il.us/education/interprt/
Women in the Outdoors: womenintheout
Fox River Canoe & Kayak Marathon,
Libertyville. For details, visit canoe
Wildflower Walkabout, Colored
Sands FP, Durand. 6 p.m. See www.
What’s This Tree, Heron Pond Trail
Access, Cypress. 1-3 p.m. For informa-tion,
call (618) 657-2064.
Woodchuck hunting and trapping
season opens at sunrise.
Wildflower Walkabout, Howard Col-man
Hall Creek Preserve, Byron. 6 p.m.
Canoe the Cache, Cypress Creek
NWR, Ullin. Various times. Reservations
required, call (618) 657-2064.
Hunters Wingshooting Clinic, Des
Plaines CA, Wilmington. To register,
call (217) 785-8129 (June 4-5).
Women in the Outdoors, Hamilton
Co. SFWA, McLeansboro.*
National Trails Day, Shawnee
National Forest, Carbondale. 9 a.m.
For information, call (618) 253-7114.
Cabin Festival, Goose Lake Prairie
SNA, Morris. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit goose
Moraine Hills SP photo contest
Hummingbird Festival, Pere
Marquette SP, Grafton. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Call (618) 786-2331 for information.
Fox River and Chain O’Lakes Clean-up.
8 a.m.-noon. Call (847) 587-8540.
Junior Naturalist, Cache River Wet-lands
Center, Ullin. Call (618) 634-2231.
Youth/Women’s Wingshooting Clinic,
Des Plaines CA, Wilmington. Register at
(217) 785-8129 (May 14-15).
Audubon’s Whistle Stop Tour of
Southern Illinois. Various locations. Vis-it,
www.foxtalesint.com (May 15-20).
Links to the Future Youth Festival,
Wolf Creek State Park, Lake Shelbyville.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free outdoor sporting
activities. Call (217) 756-8260.
Wildflower Walkabout, Searls
Prairie NP, Rockford. 6 p.m. For infor-mation,
Illinois Butterflies, Peggy Notebaert
Nature Museum, Chicago. ENTICE
course for educators. Registration
Annual Baker Lake Kids Fishing
Expo, Baker Lake, Peru. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Paddle in the Park, The Hollows,
Cary. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit, www.mcc
Relay for Life Open Bass Tournament,
Lake Bloomington. For information, call
LNCI Family Adventure Day, Norther-ly
Island, Chicago. Call (312) 745-2910.
Birding the Bottomlands, Chester
area (6-10 a.m.) and Fort Kaskaskia State
Historic Site (11 a.m-2 p.m.). To register
call Laura at (618) 284-7160 or e-mail
date May 22.
LNCI Family Nature Fest, Citizens
Park, Barrington. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For
information, call (847) 381-0687.
Geological Science Field Trip,
Illinois Beach SP, Zion. For information,
For a list of shooting events at the World
Shooting and Recreational Complex, Sparta,
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