Illinois conservation district brings outdoors inside
April 26, 2020
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The Vermilion County Conservation District is bringing the great outdoors into homes across the area as well as some out of state.
Even before Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker earlier this week extended the statewide stay-at-home order to April 30, the conservation district's environmental educators who lead activities for local school groups already were brainstorming ways to keep schoolchildren engaged and learning during spring break.
"Before the shelter-in-place order began, we knew we didn't have any school groups coming in to our parks because of spring break," Enviro...