Dickson Mounds offers field trip packages

September 30, 2012 at 01:18 PM

Attention home-schoolers, teachers, families and youth group leaders: Illinois Department of Natural Resources has assembled a new teaching tool to help young kids connect with nature.

“Field trip packs” which include hands-on equipment from magnifying glasses to a bird song identifier are available for loan from more than 200 locations statewide, including Dickson Mound Museum in Lewistown. Intended for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade, the packs are designed to encourage nature exploration.

A two-week loan period is the maximum suggested. There is no fee.

To reserve packs, contact Christa Christensen at 547-3721 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). To see the pack and its content, check http://dnr.state.il.us/education/fieldtrippack.htm.