OCTOBER PROGRAMS AT INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

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Date: September 25, 2014

Program Announcement #1
Release Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Julie Larsen, julianne_larsen@nps.gov, 219-395-1821

Park Focus Programs at National Lakeshore
There’s always something different to focus on in the diverse park of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Join a ranger on Saturdays in October for activities and topics ranging from guest speakers, new research finds, to favorite park places. On October 4, 11 and 25 take a ranger-guided Fall Colors hike to see the sassafras and sumac trees paint the oak savanna of Miller Woods in a brilliant red. Join a park ranger between 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for this leisurely one-mile hike to enjoy the changing fall colors.

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.

 

Program Announcement #2
Release Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov, 219-395-1882

Kid’s Rule at National Lakeshore Visitor Center
Join a ranger in the visitor center’s activity room for a Sunday afternoon of kid’s activities, puppet shows, stories, and fun in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Stop in between 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center’s activity room to help your children learn a little more about your neighborhood national park. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 N. State Road 49 just south of the intersection of 49 and U.S. 20 in Porter, Indiana. For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

 

Program Announcement #3
Release Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov, 219-395-1882

Music Heritage Series at National Lakeshore
Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of season at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather up for a sing-along on October 17, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center.

The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians devoted to preserving and passing on folk songs in the traditional way, using a variety of musical instruments including guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, hurdy gurdy, and other obscure instruments.

Meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center located at 1215 N. State Road 49 just south of the intersection of 49 and U.S. 20 in Porter, Indiana. For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

 

Program Announcement #4
Release Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov, 219-395-1882

Fall Colors Hike at National Lakeshore’s Dune Ridge Trail
If you enjoy the changing color of the fall season, join a ranger for the Fall Colors Hike at the Dune Ridge Trail in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This program will be held on Sunday, October 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The program will begin at the trail head of the Dune Ridge Trail on the south side of the Kemil Beach parking lot.

Kemil Beach parking lot is located on East State Park Road, one-mile north of US 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.

 

Program Announcement #5
Release Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Ryan Koepke, ryan_koepke@nps.gov, 219-395-1882

Stewardship Day at the National Lakeshore – Harvesting the Prairie
On October 11, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, join a ranger and help care for your local national park. Volunteers are needed at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Mnoké Prairie to help collect seeds that will be used to restore additional prairie lands throughout the national lakeshore. Wear comfortable clothes; work gloves and equipment will be provided. Insect repellent and sunscreen are recommended.
 
The Mnoké Prairie parking lot is located on Howe Road just a half-mile south of the intersection of Howe and Oak Hill Road. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.

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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 401 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year. More information can be found at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact our information desk at 219- 395-1882.



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