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Classroom items for loan

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 reserve 1 of our 8 bin types. Limitations apply.

View details on the attached flyer: PDF iconTeacher Check Out Bins Flyer.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.” You can register by clicking the "REGISTER NOW" link below.  Please contact Megan Kuhl-Horbin, Coordinator of School Programs, at 630-725-2118 for questions relating to the IDNR trunks.

REGISTER NOW to reserve one of the IDNR Resource 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.