Program Packets for Teachers

For a printed paper copy of a program listed below, please email us your mailing address with the name of requested program or call our Education Programs Ranger/Specialist, Christine Gerlach, at 219-395-1885. You can also send your program request to:

Attn: Christine Gerald
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
1100 N. Mineral Springs Rd.
Porter, IN 46304

The program packets include:

  • program descriptions with theme, objectives, setting, and expectations;
  • background information;
  • suggested pre and post-visit classroom activities;
  • a small evaluation and assessment for you and your students; and
  • Indiana and Illinois state curriculum standards (Illinois list is lower on this page).
 
Indiana State Education Standards included

Program

Grade

season program is available

A Grain of Truth

4th - 6th

Spring, Summer, Fall

The Chellbergs had a Farm

Preschool - 3rd

Year-Round

Discover

Preschool - 3rd

Year-Round

Fall Fanfare

1st - 6th

October - November

Habitat Hike 4th - 12th Year-Round

Lake Michigan Alive

4th - 12th

Year-Round

West Beach Walk

Preschool - 3rd

Fall-Winter-Spring

Maple Sugar Time

All Grades

first week of March

Pinhook Bog

6th - 12th

Mid April - Mid November

Potawatomi and Fur Traders 3rd - 8th Year-Round

Reflections on Snow

5th - 12th

January - Mid February

Secrets of Succession

5th - 12th

Spring, Summer, Fall

Talk With the Animals

Preschool - 1st

Year-Round

Water World 4th-12th April - October
Winter Exploration 3rd-6th January - Mid February
 
Illinois State Education Standards included

Program

Grade

season program is available

A Grain of Truth

4th - 6th

Spring, Summer, Fall

The Chellbergs had a Farm

Preschool - 3rd

Year-Round

Discover

Preschool - 3rd

Year-Round

Fall Fanfare

1st - 6th

October - November

Habitat Hike 4th - 12th Year-Round

Lake Michigan Alive

4th - 12th

Year-Round

West Beach Walk

Preschool - 3rd

Fall-Winter- Spring

Maple Sugar Time

All Grades

first week of March

Pinhook Bog

6th - 12th

Mid April - Mid November

Potawatomi and Fur Traders Year-Round

Reflections on Snow

5th - 12th

January - Mid February

Secrets of Succession

5th - 12th

Spring, Summer, Fall

Talk With the Animals

Preschool - 1st

Year-Round

Water World 4th - 12th April - October
Winter Exploration 3rd - 6th January - Mid February
 

Last updated: January 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

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

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