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Educator Workshop on Threatened and Endangered Species at National Lakeshore

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Date: May 29, 2013
Contact: Kim Swift, 219-395-1812

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: The National Park Service, Dunes Learning Center and the Great Lakes Research and Education Center are jointly offering a workshop on Threatened and Endangered Species on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Educators, both formal and non-formal, are invited to attend this interactive training which runs from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and will be held at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education in Gary.

The workshop is designed for educators working with students in all grades and will feature an interactive hike on the newly extended Miller Woods Trail through some of the rare and endangered habitats found in this region. Participants will learn about research and restoration on Karner blue butterflies, Pitcher’s Thistle, Piping Plovers, and other rare and interesting species found in our area.

There is a $35 fee paid to the Dunes Learning Center, and lunch is provided. Indiana teachers can receive Professional Growth Points and Illinois Teachers can receive CPDUs for attending the workshop. To register or obtain additional information, visit http://www.duneslearningcenter.org/college-courses.html or call the Dunes Learning Center at 219-395-9555.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park System. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Did You Know?

several plants with lush green growth with very noticable light purple flowers on them

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 1,135 native plant species distributed over six plant communities. Among all the national parks in the United States, it ranks seventh in plant diversity. This is an amazing feat for 15,000+ acres.