Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research
The Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research (CABER) works closely with the nine UIUC colleges, multiple disciplinary and professional units and faculty and students to provide a facilitative structure for campus outreach, teaching and research in areas related to bioenergy systems.
Learn the basics of ethanol production and use
Local Community Resources
This website includes information for community residents and governments on water quality, land use, government finance, meeting management, and more.
Adventures of Herman
Squirmin' Herman the Worm teaches students all about worms and how to make their own worm bin in this interactive curriculum. (Intended for 1st-3rd grade students)
All-Star River Explorers
Join famous North American river explorers as you learn about what rivers are, how they form, and why they are so important to us. (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
Animals Past and Present
Lessons about what happened to dinosaurs, and what animals lived in Illinois 65 million years ago, 10 million years ago, and today. (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
Composting for the Homeowner
This site gives an excellent indepth discussion of the science of composting, why it is important to compost, how to build a compost pile, and materials needed for composting.
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has become a problem almost throughout the state. Each year, more and more counties are finding the insect on traps or in trees. This website was developed to help homeowners first ID their tree to make sure it truly is an ash, followed by EAB identification, and then control options.
Firewood in Illinois
This site explains BTU values and firewood characteristics, forest and woodlot management, wood stoves and fireplaces, and includes a special section on the Emerald Ash Borer
Healthy Indoor Air
The Healthy Indoor Air web site will help you identify and prevent air quality problems and will give you the necessary solutions.
How to Dispose of Unwanted Medicine & Personal Care Products
Almost every day we make decisions about using and disposing of unwanted medicines and personal care products. What we decide impacts the amount of chemicals that will end up in our rivers, lakes and drinking water. How to Dispose of Unwanted Medicine and Personal Care Products -- that addresses where and how to dispose of these products.
I Think Green
The I Think Green Program engages youth in investigating how living things interact with each other and with their environment.
A wonderful library of links to forestry information and management references for citizens, students, teachers, landowners, environmental groups, natural resource managers, foresters, and loggers.
Illinois Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening programs and horticultural activities to educate the public and enhance life in their communities.
Illinois Master Naturalists
University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist Program provides science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards.
The Illinois Steward features articles about stewardship, conservation, preservation, and restoration of natural areas in Illinois.
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
The Sea Grant network is dedicated to an approach that uses research, education and outreach to promote the wise use of our nation's coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resources for a sustainable economy and environment.
Knowing Your World
Lessons and activities to learn about acid rain, global warming, water resources and other environmental topics. (Intended for 4th-5th grade students)
Secret Life of Trees
Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us! (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)
Shake, Rattle and Slide
Learn about the work of earthquakes, volcanoes and glaciers. (Intended for 5th-8th grade students)
Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.
Take Action on Radon
Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
Tree House Weather Kids
Helps young people understand such things as why the weather changes, how we predict the weather, and how weather causes great destruction. (Intended for 5th-8th grade students)
Trees Are Terrific
Travel with Pierre as you learn all about how trees are important to us! (Intended for K-2nd grade students)