• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Materials For Loan - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

To reserve and pick up these education materials, call the education office at (219) 395-1885.

All education materials must be picked up and returned to the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

A Day at the Dunes: A curriculum for teachers to lead a self-guided hike to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Pre-site activities in this curriculum increase student’s knowledge of adaptations, habitats, communities, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.The West Beach Succession Trail is the suggested trail for the hike. Post-site activities review critical resource issues and problems facing the park today.

Educators Guide to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. 1991.
This is a guide designed to help you benefit from the environmental education resources available at the national lakeshore. Includes outlines of ranger guided activities to assist you in visiting the park with your students on your own.

Service-Learning in the National Park Service: Advice for teachers. Parks as Classrooms.
The booklet reviews frequently asked questions about service-learning, describes how you can become involved, and gives an example of what you can do with your classroom in the national lakeshore. This describes a method of teaching and learning that combines academic work with service to the community.

Did You Know?

A 3 story round house stacked like a cake with windows all around it taken in 1933

“Century of Progress” homes at the 1933-1934 Chicago World’s Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett moved five of these houses to Beverly Shores. These homes are being restored.