Resources and Service Opportunities

Kits and Resources

Our kits contain hands-on interactive items to enhance your learning experiences! Instructions are included within each kit.

Some kits require a refundable deposit. For descriptions of each kit and more information, see our Educator Resources page.

Environmental Kits

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Loan Kit
  • Bird Adaptation Loan Kit
  • Discovery Backpacks
  • Field Trip Pack (IDNR)
  • Fishing Poles (IDNR)
  • GPS units
  • Illinois Amphibians and Reptiles Field Pack (IDNR)
  • Insect Backpack
  • Water Quality Kit

Historical Kits

  • Civil Rights Kit
  • Civil War: Gone for a Soldier Kit
  • History from the Heart Kit
  • Illiniwek Discovery Kit
  • The Illinois Country Kit
  • Life on the Grand Prairie Kit
  • People and Animals from Illinois’ Past Kit (IDNR)
  • The 1950’s Kit
  • Women's Rights Kit

Self-guided Trail Brochures

These brochures include detailed trail maps, photos, and information about the flora and fauna that await you on the trail! See our Educator Resources page for more information.

Service Opportunities

If your scout group is looking for a service-learning opportunity, look no further than the Champaign County Forest Preserves! Examples of successful collaborations include group cleanups, building projects, bat boxes, bridges, and the Sangamon River Forest Preserve ADA-accessible viewing area! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kristin Tetzlaff, to design the right service project for your group!

For more information, please contact or (217) 586-3360.



Cultural & Plant Science

Katie Snyder
(217) 586-2612


Stacey Clementz
(217) 896-2455