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March 21, 2017
Stewardship Opportunity at National Lakeshore
Join staff and fellow volunteers for an afternoon of stewardship at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Friday, March 31, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

March 13, 2017
Native Plant Programs Offered at National Lakeshore
Join local plant experts Steve Sass and Nathanael Pilla at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center to learn about the importance of native plants.

March 09, 2017
Backpacking for Fitness Hike at National Lakeshore
Join park ranger Kip Walton and volunteer TJ Caracci to learn about backpacking for fitness and go for a hike at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, March 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March 08, 2017
National Park Service to Conduct Seven Prescribed Fires
The National Park Service is planning seven prescribed fires this spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

March 07, 2017
Early Spring Wildflower Hike at National Lakeshore March 19, 2017
Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery on Sunday, March 19, at 1:00 pm for a two-hour guided hike to see what early spring wildflowers are blooming.

March 03, 2017
Nature Play Zone Program at National Lakeshore
Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate and play in the outdoors at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas on Saturday, March 18, from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm.

March 03, 2017
Music Heritage Series at National Lakeshore, March 17, 2017
Tune up your vocal cords for a night of music and singing on Friday, March 17, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.

March 01, 2017
National Park Service to Hire Youth Workers for Summer 2017
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has jobs for 10 teenagers this summer. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program is a work-learn-earn program for 15-18 year-olds. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2017.

February 28, 2017
Food Vendors Sought for National Lakeshore
The National Park Service is seeking food trucks or other self-contained food service vendors to serve park visitors at various national lakeshore locations like West Beach and the Chellberg Farm, as well as, for special events scheduled throughout the year.

February 28, 2017
Maple Sugar Time Starts this Weekend at National Lakeshore
It’s almost Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Chellberg Farm. The historic farm will be bustling with maple sugaring activities from 10:00 am– 4:00 pm on the weekends of March 4-5 and March 11-12, 2017.

February 21, 2017
Dunes Learning Center Summer Camp Open House
Attention campers! Explore Dunes Learning Center’s Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campus and celebrate spring with a day of fun in the dunes.

February 21, 2017
Gardening with Native Plants and Pollinators at National Lakeshore
Join national park and Dunes Learning Center staff for a Native Plants and Pollinators Gardening Workshop at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center on Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 am–3:30 pm.

February 17, 2017
Maple Sugar Time Festival at National Lakeshore
Enjoy a taste of spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's 39th annual Maple Sugar Time festival.

February 14, 2017
Volunteer Birdwatchers Needed at National Lakeshore
Volunteer birdwatchers are needed at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to help with a scientific study called Project Feeder Watch.

February 14, 2017
Exploring Science Program at the National Lakeshore
Join staff and visitors on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center and get involved in a night of science exploration that is both enlightening and fun.

February 13, 2017
2017 Annual Dunes Birding Festival
Celebrate the migration of bird life through the Indiana Dunes region from May 4-7, 2017 at the third-annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.

February 12, 2017
Stargazing with Telescopes, February 18, 2017
Join members from local astronomy clubs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to view the night skies through powerful telescopes.

February 08, 2017
Music Heritage Series at National Lakeshore Feb 17, 2017
Tune up your vocal cords for a night of music and singing on Friday, February 17, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.

February 08, 2017
Film Screenings at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center - 2017
Get out of the cold on Sunday, February 12, Sunday, February 19, Monday, February 20, and Sunday, February 26, at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of entertaining films that showcase the local region and various National Parks.

February 07, 2017
Two Stewardship Opportunities in February at National Lakeshore
Join staff and fellow volunteers on Saturday, February 4, and Saturday, February 18, to help with two stewardship programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

February 07, 2017
MaryEllen Whitenack Named Fire Management Officer at National Lakeshore
The National Park Service has selected MaryEllen “Mel” Whitenack as the Fire Management Officer at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Ms. Whitenack was selected from a national pool of applicants and stood out as an exceptional candidate.

January 25, 2017
Artopia Program at the National Lakeshore
Get an early start celebrating African American History Month with a special art program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center.

January 19, 2017
Winterfest Programs at National Lakeshore
Come out and celebrate the winter season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5.

January 10, 2017
Stargazing at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join members from the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society with their telescopes as they introduce the night skies to visitors on Saturday, January 21, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot.

January 09, 2017
Teachers Climb into Project Learning Tree at National Lakeshore
On Saturday, January 21, educators, naturalists, scout leaders, and other youth leaders are invited to try their hands at a wide variety of activities they can use to teach about the environment during a Project Learning Tree Workshop at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

January 09, 2017
Film Screenings at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
Join staff and visitors on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 1:00 pm and Sunday, January 29 at 1:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for the screening of two excellent documentaries that showcase the local region.

January 06, 2017
Martin Luther King Day – Preparing Seeds for Planting at the National Lakeshore
Join staff and fellow volunteers on Monday, January 16, 2017, from 9:00 am–12:00 pm for a morning of stewardship at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center in celebration of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

January 05, 2017
Dunes Learning Center Winter Open House at National Lakeshore
Dunes Learning Center, located within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, invites the public to an afternoon of family fun in nature on Saturday, January 14, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

December 22, 2016
Martin Luther King Celebration at National Lakeshore
Celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, January 7, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

December 22, 2016
Snowshoe Hikes at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Enjoy a ranger-led snowshoe hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 7, 14, 21, or 28, and also on Sunday, January 15. Snowshoes are provided for free.

December 22, 2016
Nature Tots at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Bring your pre-school child to the Nature Tots program for fun activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

December 09, 2016
Christmas Bird Count at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 2016
Join tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas on Thursday, December 29 for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

December 06, 2016
Winter Solstice Hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join a ranger for a late afternoon hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s West Beach on Saturday, December 17, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

November 30, 2016
French Christmas Concert at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with a French Christmas Concert at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center on Sunday, December 11, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

November 29, 2016
Help Prepare Chellberg Farm for Maple Sugar Time
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Join staff and other volunteers on Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Chellberg Farm for a morning of stewardship and fellowship.

November 28, 2016
Traditional Holiday Music at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Come out for a night of festive holiday music and singing with the Save the Tunes Council on December 16, from 7:30 pm–9:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.

November 28, 2016
Kids Acrylic Painting Class at the National Lakeshore
Children 12 and over can join master instructor Susan Young for a free acrylic painting class at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center on Saturday, December 17 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

November 23, 2016
Holiday Traditions at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join staff and volunteers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as we celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes.”

November 21, 2016
Bird Watching at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join a birding expert at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk on Saturday, November 26, from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.

November 21, 2016
Stargazing at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join volunteers from the Chicago Astronomical Society, Michiana Astronomical Society, and Calumet Astronomical Society with their telescopes as they introduce the night sky to visitors on Saturday, December 3, at 4:20 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot.

November 21, 2016
"Turkey Trot" Hike at National Lakeshore
Join a ranger on Saturday, November 26 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in search of wild turkey and other wildlife as you work off Thanksgiving dinner at the Calumet Dunes parking lot in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

November 21, 2016
Pinhook Bog Upland Trail Hike at National Lakeshore
Join a ranger for a hike on Pinhook Bog’s often overlooked Upland Trail on Sunday, November 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

November 21, 2016
Black Friday Hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Instead of shopping on 'Black Friday," November 25, get outdoors to work off some of your Thanksgiving Dinner.

November 09, 2016
“Arts & Nature in the Calumet Region & Nationwide” at the Douglas Center
You’re invited to come to “Arts & Nature in the Calumet Region & Nationwide,” an event at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that celebrates the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s 50th Anniversary and National Park Service’s Centennial. We convene at the Paul Douglas Center for Environmental Education on November 12th.

November 07, 2016
National Lakeshore Stewardship Day - Clearing the Way at Dunes Learning Center
Join staff and fellow volunteers on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dunes Learning Center for a morning of stewardship.

November 03, 2016
Music Heritage Series at National Lakeshore
Tune up your vocal cords for a night of music and singing on Friday, November 18, from 7:30 pm–9:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.

November 03, 2016
Veteran’s Day Film at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
Join staff and visitors on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 2:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center as we honor our nation’s veterans.

October 31, 2016
National Lakeshore’s West Beach To Be Closed for Paving
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s West Beach will be closed for a paving project. The beach area, located at 376 N. County Line Road in Portage, will be closed from Thursday, November 3rd through Wednesday, November 9th.

October 31, 2016
Stargazing at the National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach
Join members from various local astronomical societies including the Chicago Astronomical Society on Saturday, November 5 at 5:30 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot.

October 28, 2016
Bats and Bugs at National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center
Learn about bats, bugs, and other nocturnal creatures on Saturday October 29 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul. H. Douglas Center.

October 27, 2016
Bus Tours Offered at National Lakeshore
Join a ranger this fall or winter for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's 16-passenger buses.

October 27, 2016
Historic Halloween Fun at National Lakeshore
Enjoy some old-fashioned Halloween fun on Saturday October 29 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Chellberg Farm.

October 27, 2016
Indiana Dunes Film Festival 2016
The National Park Service is hosting an Indiana Dunes Film Festival that will take place on November 4–6, 2016. The event is the culmination of a year-long celebration of the national lakeshore’s 50th anniversary, which occurs on November 5th.

October 20, 2016
Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore
Parents and toddlers are invited to participate in the “Nature Tots” program on November 9, from 10:00 am – noon at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

October 12, 2016
Acrylic Painting Program at National Lakeshore
Children, 12 and under, can join master instructor, Susan Young, for a free, acrylic painting class at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

October 12, 2016
Six Prescribed Fires Planned for this Fall at National Lakeshore
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: The National Park Service is planning six prescribed fires this fall at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 850 acres are expected to be burned.Fire is used as a tool for the park’s long-term restoration and hazard fuel reduction efforts.

October 11, 2016
Films Sought for National Lakeshore Film Festival
The National Park Service is inviting local filmmakers to submit short subject films for the Indiana Dunes Film Festival. The festival will take place on November 4 – 6, 2016 and is the culmination of a year-long celebration of the national lakeshore’s 50th anniversary.

September 29, 2016
Lee Murdock Concert at National Lakeshore’s Visitor Center
Celebrate our region’s most precious natural resource – the Great Lakes with a concert by singer and song writer Lee Murdock. Broadly acknowledged as, “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes,” Lee Murdock’s work is an anthem to the people who live, work, and play along the freshwater highways of North America. Join us for this free concert on Saturday, October 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.

September 26, 2016
New Resource Management Chief Named at National Lakeshore
Dan Plath, of Westville, Indiana, has been selected as the new Chief of Resource Management at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

September 16, 2016
Chesterton High School Students Celebrate Indiana Dunes Anniversary with Gigantic Field Trip
Imagine 2,000 students and teachers from Chesterton High School deployed throughout the 15,000 acres of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore with the purpose of studying, exploring, and volunteering, and you will have a good picture of what Dunes Day 2016 will look like on Tuesday, September 20.

September 13, 2016
Art Exhibit at National Lakeshore’s Visitor Center
A collection of Indiana Dunes paintings is now on exhibit at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore visitor center.

September 07, 2016
Poetry Readings at the National Lakeshore
Visitors are welcomed to a free, nature poetry reading session at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center on Saturday, September 10 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

September 02, 2016
Apples Festival at National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Celebrate autumn with an Apples Festival at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

August 30, 2016
Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress
On October 16, Indiana Landmarks provides the answer at Landmarks Experience: Century of Progress, a morning of interesting talks followed by lunch and tours of the five homes that made their way from the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago across Lake Michigan to the Indiana Dunes.

August 29, 2016
Learn about Aquatic Invasives at Teacher Workshop at National Lakeshore
Join staff from the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Dunes Learning Center for an engaging professional development workshop on aquatic invaders.

August 23, 2016
Northwest Indiana Symphony Performs this Saturday at National Lakeshore
Enjoy a free concert by the Northwest Indiana Symphony at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s West Beach on Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop.

August 08, 2016
Celebrate National Park Service Centennial with Free Symphony Concert at West Beach
In celebration of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Dunes Learning Center are bringing the Northwest Indiana Symphony to West Beach on Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m. for a free concert with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop.

August 01, 2016
National Lakeshore’s Tremont Picnic Area Closed for Paving
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Tremont Picnic Area will be closed for a paving project.

July 29, 2016
Stargazing Program at National Lakeshore Beach
Join members from local astronomical societies, including the Chicago Astronomical Society, who will share their telescopes with the public and introduce them to the night skies over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 21, 2016
Food Vendors Sought for National Lakeshore Anniversary Events
The National Park Service is seeking food trucks or other self-contained food service vendors for several special events this year in celebration of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary and the National Park Service Centennial.

July 19, 2016
National Lakeshore’s Central Avenue Beach Reopens
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Central Avenue Beach was reopened to the public on Saturday July 16, 2016.

July 15, 2016
Historic South Shore Railroad Car Ready-to-Roll
The National Park Service and East Troy Railroad Museum, in East Troy, Wisconsin, have announced that historic South Shore Railroad Car #33 has been fully restored and its official introduction to the museum’s rolling stock will be on Saturday, July 16, during the museum’s annual “Chicago Day” event.

July 08, 2016
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on River Plan
The National Park Service has released the Environmental Assessment for the “East Branch Little Calumet River Use Management Plan” for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and is seeking public comment.

July 07, 2016
Bailly Homestead Artifact on Display for the First Time
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Westchester Township History Museum are excited to announce a new arrival to The Bailly Family and Homestead exhibit at the Westchester Township History Museum.

July 07, 2016
Indiana Dunes Art Exhibit at Chesterton Art Center
Come view the creative works of artists who have participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 06, 2016
Old-Fashioned Fun and Games Offered at Chellberg Farm
Kids Needed! No special skills required only a desire to have fun without being plugged in! So just gather the family together and head to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Chellberg Farm for some fun the old-fashioned way.

June 30, 2016
Great Lakes in My World Educator Workshop at National Lakeshore
On Thursday, July 28, educators working with youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited to enjoy the day immersed in educational activities that explore the Great Lakes and Great Lakes issues!

June 22, 2016
Great Lakes Poetry Project at National Lakeshore
This summer, unusual nature poems masquerading as official park signs can be found in four locations at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

June 16, 2016
Kayak with a Ranger at Marquette Lagoon
ring your kayak and join a park ranger for an easy paddle on the Marquette Lagoons on Saturday June 25, July 16 or August 13. Meet the ranger anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to explore the lagoons that straddle Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the City of Gary’s Marquette Park. During the paddle, the ranger will lead you to a beaver lodge where you might just get a glimpse of one of our “busiest animals.”

June 16, 2016
Bailly Candlelight Tours at National Lakeshore
On Saturday, June 18, experience the nightlife of 150 years ago during a ranger-led tour of the historic Bailly Homestead in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

June 16, 2016
Midsummer Program and Evening Concert at Chellberg Farm
Celebrate summer on Saturday, June 25 with a traditional Swedish Midsummer Celebration from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and an evening concert by folk musician Chris Vallillo from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic Chellberg Farm.

June 14, 2016
Full Moon Hike at National Lakeshore
Celebrate the end of the longest day of the year with a moonlight hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Join a park ranger, on Monday, June 20th at 8:30 p.m. in the national lakeshore’s Kemil Beach parking lot for a short, lantern-illuminated hike to the beach.

June 09, 2016
Last Week to Sign up for National Lakeshore’s ArchiCamp
On June 22, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and its partners will present ArchiCamp – a one-day camp on the park’s historic architecture and history for kids in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

June 08, 2016
Amphibians Program at National Lakeshore
Hike with Indiana University Northwest Ecologist, Dr. Spencer Cortwright for this inside look at the life of amphibians in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

June 01, 2016
Anniversary Program, “Before Bailly” Offered at National Lakeshore
Join park staff and over 40 volunteers on the grounds of the Bailly Homestead in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as we explore the relationship between the early settlers with the land.

June 01, 2016
Hobart Prairie Grove Trail Dedication & Fishing Event at National Lakeshore
Join in the celebration of National Trails Day, National Fishing & Boating Week as well as the 50th Anniversary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore with a day of events that include fishing, biking and the dedication of the new Hobart Prairie Grove Trail.

June 01, 2016
New Volunteer Opportunity Keeps Invasive Species from Gaining a Foothold
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, in partnership with the Indiana Coastal Invasive Plant Network, will be premiering a new opportunity to adopt trails and help keep invasive species from eroding park biodiversity at a Hands-On Training Event, Saturday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

May 26, 2016
Dunes Learning Center Brings Chickens Back to Chellberg Farm for the Summer
Porter, IN – After a brief return to Chellberg Farm in early March (thanks to a poultry loan from Scherf Farms Dairy and Creamery) chickens will return to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in June, where they will enrich Dunes Learning Center educational programs.

May 25, 2016
Summer Programs at National Lakeshore
The Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of the summer season at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Get out and enjoy your park by attending a ranger-led program or hike.

May 18, 2016
ArchiCamp Available at National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and its partners will present ArchiCamp – a one-day camp that will provide an introduction to local history and architecture for students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.

May 17, 2016
Waterless Gardening Program at National Lakeshore
Join volunteer gardener George Mika and build your own 'waterless" garden on Saturday May 28 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center.

May 16, 2016
David Larson Presents Dunes Photo Workshop at National Lakeshore
Learn how to take better photos of the Indiana Dunes and other natural areas from famed dunes photographer David Larson. Join David on Friday, May 27, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for a free photography workshop.

May 16, 2016
Science Fun at the National Lakeshore’s BioBlitz
Hundreds of school children and the general public have already registered for scheduled, scientist-led field trips during the Miller Woods Bioblitz at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

May 10, 2016
National Park Service Continues Great Marsh Wetland Restoration this Spring
The National Park Service is planning to restore wetlands at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Great Marsh through late spring.

May 04, 2016
Stargazing Program at National Lakeshore
Join members from various local astronomical societies, including the Chicago Astronomical Society, who will share their telescopes with the public to introduce them to the night skies over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

April 29, 2016
Help Scientists Study National Lakeshore during BioBlitz
Join scientists for a BioBlitz at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller Woods on Saturday, May 21, 2016. A BioBlitz, is a fun, collaborative race against the clock to discover as many species of plants and animals within a set location.

April 29, 2016
Food Vendors Sought for Anniversary Events at National Lakeshore
The National Park Service is seeking food trucks or other self-contained food service vendors for several special events this year in celebration of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary and the National Park Service Centennial.

April 29, 2016
Yoga Offered at National Lakeshore's Douglas Center
Join experienced yoga instructor Angela Applegate Carver on Saturday, April 30, 1:00 pm, at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for easy yoga poses while a nature story takes you through the various stretches. This free program is suitable for all ages.

April 28, 2016
50th Anniversary Photography Program Packs Dunes Visitor Center
A record crowd of almost 250 people packed the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center on the evening of April 16 to see local dunes photographer David Larson’s program, “50 Years of Photography in the Indiana Dunes.” The evening kicked off with a reception, hosted by the Dunes Learning Center, celebrating the opening of a special exhibition of Larson’s photography. Larson’s photographs, some dating back to 1959, show the changing nature of the dunes landscape and include dunes located today within the national lakeshore’s West Beach and some, like Howling Hill, that were lost to development.

April 20, 2016
Volunteers Needed for BioBlitz at National Lakeshore
The National Park Service at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is looking for volunteers to assist with the Miller Woods BioBlitz on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2016.

April 13, 2016
Celebrate National Park Week at National Lakeshore - 2016
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 50th anniversary with several special events and programs during National Park Week, April 16 through 24.

April 11, 2016
Green Gary Celebration at National Lakeshore - 2016
Join in the celebration of Earth Day, the National Park Service Centennial and the 50th anniversary of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore at the annual Green Gary on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This fun, family-friendly event takes place at the national lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center and is presented in partnership with over 20 organizations including the Gary Park Department and the Gary Department of Green Urbanism.

April 08, 2016
Dunes Photographer David Larson Presents Program at National Lakeshore
In celebration of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary, join famed dunes photographer David Larson for his program, “50 Years of Photography in the Indiana Dunes.” On Saturday, April 16, join David for a presentation of his finest works and the stories behind them.

March 31, 2016
Indiana Dunes Science Conference Coming to Ivy Tech College
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: On Wednesday, April 6, the public is invited to attend the 2016 Indiana Dunes Science Conference which will be held in the auditorium of the IVY Tech Community College - Valparaiso Campus. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., is open to the public, and is free of charge.

March 30, 2016
National Park Service to Conduct Spring Prescribed Fires on 818 Acres
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: The National Park Service is planning five prescribed fires this spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 818 acres are expected to be burned. Fire is used as a tool for the park’s long-term restoration and hazard fuel reduction efforts.

March 29, 2016
Conducting Field Investigation - An Educator's Workshop
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: On Saturday, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. area educators are invited to attend a special workshop on conducting outdoor field investigations.

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