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NOVEMBER PROGRAMS AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

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Date: October 24, 2012
Contact: Ryan Koepke, 219-395-1882

The following programs are being offered at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this month. Please see the individual program descriptions listed below. For more information on any of the programs at the national lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park's website at www.nps.gov/indu .
Program Announcement #1

Release Date: October 24, 2012
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov , 219-395-1882

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore

Cooler days are finally here! Join a ranger and find out what the animals are doing to get ready for winter during the Douglas Center Open House every Saturday afternoon at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore the center from 1 pm - 3 pm and check out the interactive exhibits, park video, and even the live animal room. If you want to enjoy the last of the fall colors, take a hike on the Miller Woods Trail just outside the center.

The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located at 100 North Lake Street in the western portion of the national lakeshore, one mile north of U.S. Highway 12. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park's website at www.nps.gov/indu .


Program Announcement #2

Release Date: October 24, 2012
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov , 219-395-1882
Kids Rule at National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Does the cooler weather have you looking for indoor activities for your children? Then bring them out to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's visitor center for an afternoon of fun kid's activities. Join a national park ranger every Sunday from 1 pm - 3 pm in the visitor center's activity room to help your children learn a little more about your neighborhood national park. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 N. State Road 49 just south of the intersection of State Road 49 and U.S. 20 in Porter, Indiana. For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park's website at www.nps.gov/indu .


Program Announcement #3

Release Date: November 1, 2012
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov , 219-395-1882
Stewardship Day at the National Lakeshore

Join a ranger from 9 am - noon on Saturday, November 17 to help remove invasive species that are overgrowing portions of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Mt. Baldy. Oriental Bittersweet, Bush Honeysuckle, and Tree of Heaven are on the list to be removed as we continue the battle against invasive plants in the national park. Meet near the restroom building in the Mount Baldy parking lot. Equipment and protective gear will be provided, but please come dressed for the weather.

The Mount Baldy parking lot is located just north of US Highway 12 in the eastern portion of the national lakeshore. For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park's website at www.nps.gov/indu .


Program Announcement #4

Release Date: November 1, 2012
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov , 219-395-1882
Music Heritage Series at National Lakeshore

Do you enjoy listening to music from the good old days? Then enjoy the monthly performances of the Save the Tunes Council at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords for a sing-along and gather up on November 16, from 7:30 pm - 9 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.

The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians devoted to preserving and passing on folk songs in the traditional way, using a variety of musical instruments including guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, hurdy-gurdy, and other obscure instruments.

Meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center located at 1215 N. State Road 49 just south of the intersection of State Highway 49 and U.S. 20 in Porter, Indiana. For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park's website at www.nps.gov/indu.

 

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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 398 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.