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“Poetry Slam” Programs Offered at National Lakeshore

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Date: July 27, 2018

A time to read something, write something, or listen to other somethings. Late July and August present Northwest Indiana with the problem of squeezing every last drop of sunshine, warmth, and summer out of these days to come. The importance of reflection, appreciation, and mindfulness skyrocket during this season. Who are we to let all the happy days pass us by in the blink of an eye? Unremarkable and unrecognized? Summers are to be notably painted red with sinking sunsets and full of “remember when’s!” 

Join us at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday 7/29, Saturday 8/4, Sunday 8/12, and Saturday 8/18. We will launch each ‘slam’ with a historical piece inspired by the Indiana Dunes. All ages welcome. Bring your family and friends; no experience is required!

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 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at and our Facebook page at

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 417 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies and marshes. More than two million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.

Last updated: July 27, 2018

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