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Creating and Keeping Collections

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more than 160 years the Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has been assembling and maintaining a variety of natural history specimens and collections. Learn about collections and why collections are important for both scientific and educational purposes. We will discuss how to build and maintain a collection, guidelines for collecting natural materials and how to use living and preserved collections in the classroom. Participate in numerous hands-on activities and take home many supplemental resources. Educators will be pinning dead invertebrates as part of this workshop. Professional Development Hours are available. Sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, this workshop is part of the ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education) program. This workshop is suitable for teachers of all grade levels.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
DNR Region(s): 
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
DNR Park: 
2430 N Cannon Dr
City, State ZIP: 
Chicago IL 60614
Contact person/email: 
Valerie Keener /
217-524-4126 / 217-782-9552
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