New for the 2015-16 School Year- The Morton Arboretum's Discovery Bins
The Morton Arboretum has developed free loan resources for teachers to check out and implement in their classroom instruction. Each bin contains materials, tools and lessons to bring the new NGSS standards alive in your classroom. Bins are organized by grade-level and are aligned with our current field trip offerings. Check out a bin, before or after your trip to extend your student’s learning. These bins are available on a loaning basis and can be borrowed for up to 2 weeks at a time.
REGISTER NOW to resevere 1 of our 5 bin types. Limitations apply.
View details on the attached flyer: Teacher Check Out Bins Flyer- 3.1.16.pdf
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The Morton Arboretum is a check-out site for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Biodiversity CDs and trunks on many topics such as "Illinois Invasive Species," "Illinois Wild Mammals," "Illinois Trees" and "Illinois Prairies.” Please contact Kerry Steele, Coordinator of School Programs, at 630-725-2118 for check-out procedures and availability.
- View the Illinois DNR CD-ROM’s available and lending locations by visiting the Illinois DNR website
- View details resources available, IDNR Resources Trunks
Sterling Morton Library
The Sterling Morton Library has many resources available to teachers. With floor-to-ceiling windows and curved, cherry-wood bookcases, it holds 28,000 nature-related books and journals.
Visit the Sterling Morton Library in person or browse through the library's collection using SWAN. LEARN MORE
Don't see what you need? Contact our Education Department at 630-725-2118.