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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

FUN - Water Color Your World

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Date: April 27, 2012

Come to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, for another Families United with Nature (FUN) event. This time, join park rangers for a FUN afternoon of getting in touch with your creative side. Meet at the Cannery in Glen Haven to create your own masterpiece!

Park Rangers will have watercolor paints and paper for all to use the beauty and history of Sleeping Bear Dunes as your backdrop and inspiration. FUN is a free outdoor activity club for families of all shapes and sizes that is hosted by the National Lakeshore. Park rangers lead programs for families to get outdoors together and try their hand at something new, breathe a little fresh air, and meet other families who enjoy being outside. FUN meets once a month with additional special events throughout the year. Some of the FUN activities last year included Winter and Summer Olympics, fishing, and a campfire. Families do not have to attend all activities; just participate in FUN whenever they can.

Join the club by attending a FUN event and filling out a membership card. Members will receive free journals to document their outdoor activities. FUN activities are free; however, a National Lakeshore Entrance Pass is required for each vehicle. The Entrance Pass costs $10 and is good for a full week for everyone in the vehicle. The Annual Park Entrance Pass is only $20 and good for a year from purchase date. Buy either pass at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire. Reservations for programs are not required, but are recommended by contacting Park Ranger Sarah Chalup at 231-326-5135, ext. 331, or sarah_chalup@nps.gov.

Did You Know?

US Life-Saving Service

During the winter of 1870-71, 214 people lost their lives in shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, and congress established the US Life-Saving Service to conduct rescues from shore. This became the US Coast Guard in 1915. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes to see how these men lived and worked. More...