SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- State officials are inviting elementary school students to participate in a spider study.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is working with Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin for the study.
It's a year long project where students will collect information around their schools on the life cycle of spiders.
Students will be studying three types of the eight-legged insects. They are grass spiders, triangulate cobweb spiders and bridge spiders.
Sam Flood of the Natural Resources Department says the study is a great way for children to learn about the creatures they live with. And he says the data will be used by scientists.
Schools that are interested in participating can contact the IDNR.