Parkids Develop Untold Stories
Porter, IN—Local teens will be learning how to create videos as they explore the diverse ecosystems of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore this summer. This innovative summer program begins July 6 and is funded in part by the National Park Foundation.
As part of a weeklong program called ParKids, these teens will be meeting July 6-10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bailly Ranger Station at the national lakeshore. They will be working with park staff to create a short video entitled “The Untold Stories of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.” This student-produced video will be a local response to the upcoming documentary “America’s Best Idea: The Untold Stories of the National Park Service” by filmmaker Ken Burns.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 391 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shorelines of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.
Did You Know?
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.