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Jan 02 2018

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A selection of environmental news and things-to-know. Scroll down to view each brief synopsis, click the title for more info.

Free Nature Education Boxes from the Forest Preserve

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County loans nature-themed education kits at no cost to park districts, school districts, scouting programs, church groups and the general public. Educational loan boxes are a wonderful way for teachers to enhance classroom curricula and introduce students to DuPage County’s natural and cultural history. Each box contains suggested lesson and activity outlines, books, DVDs, and specimens for students to examine; all materials align with Illinois Learning Standards. To reserve a loan box, call 630-933-7248.

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Free Energy Assessments Available for Schools

Act now to receive an energy assessment for your facility. Your school can find ways to save both energy and money. Energy assessments, quick advice, and implementation assistance are available across Illinois. Learn how Brookfield-LaGrange Park School District 95 has saved energy after their assessment.

The Watershed Game from University of Minnesota Extension

Middle and high school teachers: check out this game to enhance your lessons on water quality. The game is available as a free download or as a boxed set for a fee. Working in teams, students apply practices, plans, and policies to decrease water pollution while juggling financial resources. Successful teams reduce water pollution without going broke.

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