Thanks for bringing your group to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. As you plan your trip, please use our available resources such as our self-guided hike curriculums.
Though we cannot always provide a ranger-led hike at our education center, please consider working with the education specialist to set up a Douglas Center visit where you can accomplish a self-guided hike inside and outside the facility. Provided below is one of our three new self-guided programs that adhere to visiting the Douglas Center. Once you have selected your trip date and location, please call our scheduling office at 219-395-1885 so we can put your group on our calendar. We want to know that you are coming because it:
A DAY AT THE DUNES
"A Day at the Dunes" is a curriculum that teachers can use to lead a self-guided hike of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Attached here are the activities for the actual hike. There are also pre-visit activities and post-visit activities the education specialist can send to you directly upon request. e-mail us or (219) 395-1885
Self-guided Activity Packet for grades 2-8 Teachers can use this set of activities when visitng the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Created by Teacher-Ranger-Teacher, Bill McCullom.
Did You Know?
Poet Carl Sandburg and Artist Frank Dudley were inspired by the dunes. Today, through the park's Artist-in-Residence program, artists come to the dunes to create and share their work.