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Contact: Wendy Smith, 219-395-1987
Early childhood educators and parents of children ages 3 – 7 are invited to attend a “Growing Up Wild” educator workshop on Saturday, June 6 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.
“Growing Up WILD” is an award winning, early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to try their hands at a wide variety of activities from the Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children activity guide. Each participant will receive the guide which features 27 field-tested, hands-on thematic units with over 400 individual activities. Participants will also visit and learn about Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Nature Play Zone. There is registration fee of $35. Pre-registration is required and registration is limited.
To register, contact the Dunes Learning Center at 395-9555 or visit www.duneslearningcenter.org/educators-adults/ before the May 31 deadline. The workshop is sponsored by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Dunes Learning Center, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife.
The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller section of Gary.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.