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Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day at Dune Learning Center 2018

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Date: May 25, 2018

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Dunes Learning Center invites the public to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, June 9, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at their Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campus. Enjoy a day of free outdoor exploration with guided hikes, science games, nature crafts and more.
Find out about habitat restoration on campus, investigate life in the forest and check out what’s a-buzz in the pollinator habitat. Dip a net in the Little Calumet River to learn about water quality. Pull on a tree-climbing harness and ascend into the canopy with Davey® Tree Service. Learn why some bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs with Franklin Pest Solutions. Get the latest details on local access as well as safety tips from the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association. Relax and enjoy live music.
Please visit to pre-register for this free open house. Rain gear donations requested to help ensure students are prepared to explore and learn outdoors.
Thank you to our sponsors: ArcelorMittal, BP, Cargill, Enbridge, Franklin Pest Solutions, Friends of Indiana Dunes, Lakeshore Public Media, Mark Mihalo Family Dentistry, NIPSCO and Wickcraft Boardwalks. Arts activities made possible with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Established in 1998 with a mission to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature, Dunes Learning Center is an independent nonprofit based within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Surrounded by scenic trails, historic sites and one of the most biologically diverse National Parks in the world, emerging conservation leaders teach students about the science and systems of the environment, nurture an appreciation for the outdoor world and inspire young people to make a difference as the stewards of tomorrow.
Dunes Learning Center is located at 700 Howe Road in Porter, IN between U.S. Highways 12 and 20 on the grounds of the historic Camp Good Fellow. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at
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. Check our Facebook page at

Last updated: May 25, 2018

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