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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Salem, IL 62881
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District 5 Message of Sep 17 2004 1:58PM

Friday, September 17, 2004

-Grant Money Available to Illinois Educators from the IDNR
-IDNR Workshops

-Grant Money Available to Illinois Educators from the IDNR
Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant Program funds available to develop habitat areas at schools or other sites

Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program
available funds for school field trips

Applications and additional information are available online at or by
calling ""--5"4-4""6. Application deadline is October "5, "004 for both

Valerie Keener
IDNR - Education
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 6"-0"-""-"
FAX ""-/5"4-48"9

-The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announces the "004-"005
ENTICE (Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation
Education) workshop schedule. Join us for FREE enlightening workshops
that provide supplemental educational materials and Continuing
Professional Development Units. To register, please send the following
information to [email protected] : ") your name; ") email
address; 3) home address and phone number; 4) place of work, work
address and phone number; 5) whether you are a formal (list grades and
subjects taught) or nonformal educator; and 6) which of the workshops
you wish to attend. Registrations will be accepted on a first come,
first served basis. All applicants will be contacted regarding the
status of their registration.

Have questions? Contact Beth Pearson, at [email protected]

ENTICE Workshop Calendar FY "005

Fall "004

"Illinois Mammals"
September "0, "004, 4:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m., Rock Springs Nature Center,
Resource professionals and educators will provide a general
introduction to the mammals of Illinois as well as a look at the effect
furbearing mammals had on the settlement and history of the state. This
hands-on workshop is targeted for educators of grades four through six.
Classroom-ready materials will be provided.

"Illinois Insects"
October ", "004, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory, Batavia
Educators of grades kindergarten through six are invited to investigate
insects! We'll spend the day learning about insects: what they are;
their characteristics; where they live; how to identify some common
insects; why they are so successful; and more! Weather-permitting,
we'll take a short hike to find some insects in the wild.
Classroom-ready materials will be provided.

"Illinois Birds"
October "8, "004, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Rock Springs Nature Center,
Do you teach about birds? If so, you'll want to attend this workshop.
Educators of grades four through six will learn general information
about Illinois bird species, including their life history and roles in
the ecosystem. Identification skills discussed will be put into practice
on the bird observation hike (weather permitting). A large variety of
classroom materials and resources will be provided.

"Illinois' Urban Wildlife"
November "0, "004, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature
Museum, Chicago
Wildlife is all around us, even in downtown Chicago! Educators of
grades four through six are invited to participate as we learn where to
look for urban wildlife, what you can expect to find, how to identify
species and how to improve urban wildlife habitat at your school.
Natural resources professionals and educators will instruct about these
topics and more, including how species adapt to the urban environment,
how humans affect urban wildlife and control of nuisance species.
Receive supplemental educational materials to enhance your

"Illinois' Forest Resources"
Saturday, December 4, "004, time to be determined later, Morton
Arboretum, Lisle
Participants will explore Illinois' forests while learning tree
anatomy, tree identification skills and other forestry topics. Targeted
for teachers of grades kindergarten through three, you'll also
discover the many resources available to help you be a tree teacher.
Classroom-ready materials will be provided.

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