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Contact: Julie Larsen, 219-395-1821
Insects and spiders lend a slightly spooky atmosphere to a Halloween afternoon on Saturday, October 31 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center Open House. Join Chicago Field Museum insect expert Jim Louderman, between 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and learn about the most numerous animals on earth. Jim will show insects that have been found in the Indiana Dunes and other places in the world and break a few myths about these misunderstood creatures. Afterwards, take a hike outside the center in beautiful Miller Woods to find some of the insect’s “winter homes.”
The Douglas Center Open House runs from 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m. and offers kids a chance to make a free nature craft, enjoy the hands-on exhibits and help feed the center’s resident amphibians, reptiles and fish.
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. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.