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Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant

Adobe Sign Electronic Final Report Forms

​Your Final Report and all associated paperwork should be submitted within 30 days after the field trip occurs. If for any reason you cannot do so or if events occur that necessitate changes to your field trip, you must notify the IDNR Division of Education immediately by email at

Final Report Instructions


Submit up to two typed pages describing the activities undertaken as part of the field trip. Include:

a. concepts learned, how they were incorporated into the existing curriculum and how student knowledge was assessed;

b. pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities.

Payment Request Form/Reimbursement

Your school district/organization will be reimbursed for approved purchases through this grant award. Only the items approved by the judges will be reimbursed. See your grant award letter for the items approved for purchase. You must send a copy of your school’s/organization’s payment to the vendor (canceled check, receipt or other document showing payment in full) as well as a copy of the original invoice in order to be reimbursed. If you have any questions at all about payments, please call 217-524-4126 or email


Please remember to include the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, the D. F. and M. T. Grohne Family Foundation and the Illinois Conservation Foundation as sponsors of this grant program in any publicity regarding the grant field trip.

“Thank You” Notes

Funds to support your field trip have been provided through generous donations to the Illinois Conservation Foundation by the following organizations. Please take a moment to write a “thank you” note to each of these organizations. A “thank you” from your students would be appreciated as well. Include the thank you notes in your Final Report mailing, and we will forward them to these organizations. It is helpful if you identify your school and city in the notes.

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, Skokie

D. F. and M. T. Grohne Family Foundation, Wilmington