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Prairie Research Institute

Important notice:

The Prairie Research Institute Library has closed permanently.  The Prairie Research Institute Librarian is now based at Funk Library, and may be reached by email or at (217) 333-5856. Additional contact information is here.  Additional information about the library closure can be found on the FAQ page. 

Naturally Illinois Science Box

The Naturally Illinois Science Box was developed by the Prairie Research Institute outreach and education team as a tool to help students learn about the work of the five Illinois State Scientific Surveys which make up the Prairie Research Institute.   The box is named after our Naturally Illinois Expo, and includes a variety of books for all age levels as well as hands-on activities that showcase the wide range of scientific research conducted by our scientists.  Bring a little bit of our Expo into to your home, classroom, scout troop, 4H club, or other group year round! 



Check the calendar below for open dates.
Use the ONLINE FORM to reserve the Naturally Illinois Science Box.