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Educators' Free "Back to School" Boat Ride on Lake Michigan

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Date: October 7, 2019

On Saturday, September 22, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., educators working with students in grades K-12 are invited to enjoy a FREE morning on Lake Michigan!  In Michigan City, participants will come aboard the Emita II and enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan and views of our amazing Indiana Dunes as we cruise along the Indiana shoreline.  While aboard, we’ll try our hands at educational activities teachers can use to help their students learn about our Great Lakes, we’ll learn about a Great Lakes focused research project USGS scientists are currently conducting, and we’ll have some time to just kick-back and enjoy the ride. 
After the cruise, participants will explore more educational activities before receiving a FREE Great Lakes in My World Curriculum Guide, a $50 value!  The K-8 Guide features activities covering lakes, sand dunes, wetlands, human communities, history and geology – all as they relate to our Great Lakes!  The guide for 9th – 12th grades focuses on coastal habitats, restoration, careers, and stewardship. This program is offered to both formal educators and non-formal educators who work with youth groups between Kindergarten and 12th grade. In the event of inclement weather or rough seas, land-based activities will be substituted. This event is co-sponsored by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Great Lakes Research and Education Center, Dunes Learning Center, and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Funding was provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  Pre-registration is required and registration is limited.  To register, contact or call 219-395-1987 before Friday, September 14.

Last updated: September 5, 2018

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