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Midewin Provides Online Tools for At-Home Learning about Natural Resources

The USDA Forest Service – Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has online tools available for learning at home. From sing-alongs to bat masks and more, there is something for students of all ages to learn about conservation and natural resources.

Grassland Birds:; and

Midewin Bird Photo Gallery:;

List of birds that have been seen at Midewin:


Wildflowers and Grasses:

Amphibians and Reptiles:


Fish and Crayfish:

History: Learn the history of a former WWII arsenal site that is becoming a tallgrass prairie:

The following quick links lead to online conservation learning tools that are available on the websites of the USDA Forest Service and some partners organizations:



Woodsy Owl:

Smokey Bear: Toolkit for Teachers:; Activities for children:

Nature Watch:

Pollinator Partnership:

Natural Inquirer:

Mister G:

Into the Outdoors:

Discover the Forest:

Project EduBat:

Photo Caption: A student reads the guide “Wildflowers and Grasses of Midewin.” The guide is one of many tools and resources for learning about natural resources and conservation that are available on the Midewin website. USDA Forest Service – Midewin NTP photo by Veronica Hinke

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