University of Illinois Extension


The All-Star River Explorers was developed by:

  • Duane Friend, Extension Educator, Natural Resources Management
  • Greg Stack, Extension Educator, Horticulture
  • Jane Scherer, Extension Specialist, Urban Programs/Web Coordination


  • Jerry Barrett

Technical design

  • Alessandro Bellina, Extension Assitant, Web Development
  • Chris Tidrick, Extension Specialist, Web Development

Audio Recording

  • John Tubbs, Media Communications Specialist


  • Narrator - Bruce Bergethon, WGLT, Normal, IL
  • Got Your Game On - Rick Atterberry, Media Communication Specialist
  • Sieur de LaSalle - Gary Beaumont, Extension Specialist, Communications
  • Samuel de Champlain - Robert Sampson, Extension Specialist, Communications