Virtual Learning and Activities

Pale blue lupine flowers bloom among rich green plant life on the sandy ridges of Miller Woods.

Park Explorers

Use these pages to help explore specific areas or trails of Indiana Dunes National Park.

Shelf ice along a sandy beach with a dune cliff covered in marram grass in the foreground

Climate Change Curriculum

Middle school lesson plans highlighting local climate change and its effects.

An aluminium bucket hangs off a metal spile that had been inserted onto the side of a maple tree.

Sweet Signs of Spring

A mathematics activity intended for Grades 4-6 that highlights how sap is transformed into maple syrup.

Underwater view of a bighead carp inside a tank

Invasive Carp Design Challenge

Design your own barrier to block invasive carp species from entering Lake Michigan!

Ringed billed gulls in flight

Follow the Birdie

Beginning birdwatchers can use this page to get their feet wet on what's to love, learn, and discover about their backyard birds.


Story Maps

Explore Indiana Dunes National Park interactively with our StoryMaps. You'll be able to gain an in-depth feel of each featured location.

Historic black and white photograph of a man hanging from a bi-wing glider as he glides from a dune.

Octave Chanute: Patron Saint of Flight

Learn about the early history of flight in North America at the Indiana Dunes with this online, classroom version of the documentary.

Mixed media art of man and child canoeing with factories and sand dunes in the background

Shifting Sands

On the Path to Sustainability. Watch the hour long documentary and access the paired educator's guide.

A sandy trail through an oak savanna-covered dune overlooks the lily-pad-covered Long Lake.
Indiana Dunes National Park features many different habitat types; such as this oak savanna overlooking Long Lake's wetland complex.

NPS / Joe Gruzalski

History of Science: Plant Succession

Watch a video and answer corresponding questions that highlight Indiana Dunes' role in the history of ecology.


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Last updated: December 8, 2020

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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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