Educational Products and Services


The Conservation Research Institute is proud to offer the following special educational resources that are available for purchase:


Dr. Gerould Wilhelm



Root Systems of Prairie Plants Poster This much loved illustration displays the deep root systems of our natural grasslands and all that implies about the importance of rainwater infiltration and soil organic production.
To purchase a copy of this poster,
purchase here on line:



                    or download this pdf form and mail.


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pdf file


Click on image to enlarge


Flora of the Chicago Region Contribution — In return for contributions to this project, not only will you have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping finance important research and education, you will also receive these benefits:

• Acknowledgment card of appreciation and tax reporting document

• Acknowledgment on website

• Opportunity to buy the book (maximum of 3) for 60% of the retail price at a book-signing event

• 20% discount on any book offered by IAS publications, must be
purchased through the Academy (all purchases are tax exempt)

•  Acknowledgment in the special contributors section in the book

The book is currently at the printer, but you may still make a

contribution and receive these benefits (except for

acknowledgment in the book).


You may download this pdf form and mail, or purchase on line...


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pdf file

COMING SOON — As the book nears completion, Dr. Wilhelm, Laura Rericha, Margot Mazur and others will be offering courses in taxonomic and organismal biology and lectures on “Consilience”,  “Beauty”,  and other topics of interest.



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pdf file


“The Prairie Pioneer Fireside Chat” CD includes our own Robert Betz, Ray Schulenburg, Floyd Swink, and Richard Young with introductions by Gerould Wilhelm.


To purchase a copy of this CD,

download this form and mail, or

purchase here on line:

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