Other Resources

Teacher Training Hub
Provides a full listing of professional development opportunities for educators throughout the region.

Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center (IDELC)
This private, nonprofit organization partners with the national lakeshore to provide quality overnight education programs focusing on the Indiana dunes.

Great Lakes Research & Education CenterThis educational center facilitates research in eleven national parks within the Great Lakes region and brings new knowledge about natural and cultural resources to the eyes of the public.

Educational Opportunities at Lake County Solid Waste Management District
This district offers award-winning environmental education programs at the national lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center. They also have an Enviroroom in Merrillville, an Environmental Education Center in Hammond, and two Enviromobiles that bring education to the schools.

Indiana Dunes State Park
This state park contains some of the Midwest's most diverse flora and fauna. The park naturalists present programs that help students learn about and explore its dunes, beaches, marshes, swamps, savannas, and woodlands.

Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County
This district provides high quality, interactive, education programs to grades K-12 that meet Indiana's state science standards. They adjust and bring their fun, scientifically sound programs to your classroom.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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