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INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: On , from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, both formal and non-formal educators who work with students in grades K - 12 are invited to join in this exciting workshop focusing on birds and bird conservation. Two exciting opportunities will be rolled into one during this event, which will be held at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, in Miller, Indiana. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “BirdSleuth” program will share innovative K-12 resources that build science skills while inspiring young people to connect to local habitats, explore biodiversity, and engage in citizen-science projects. In addition, participants will explore a variety of activities for upper elementary and middle school students from the “Flying Wild” program.
Discover creative new activities to teach about birds, their migration and actions people can take to help birds and their habitats, including participation in citizen science. All participants completing the full workshop will receive Flying Wild: An Educators Guide to Celebrating Birds, a set of “Feathered Friends” activities, and a free bird feeder.
There is a $30 fee for the workshop, which covers educational materials and lunch. Indiana teachers can receive Professional Growth Points and Illinois Teachers can receive CPDUs for attending the workshop. Pre-registration is required by, and registration is limited. To register or obtain additional information about the workshop, visit www.duneslearningcenter.org/pu
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesN
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 417 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 2 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.