Shifting Sands Educator Workshop at National Lakeshore's Douglas Center

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Date: November 13, 2017

Bring local environmental and economic issues into sharper focus in your classroom, or with your youth group, in this new educator's workshop on Saturday, November 18, at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.

National Lakeshore educators will be showcasing engaging activities and new resources available for educators around the award-winning, “Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability” documentary. We will be working in partnership with the filmmakers, the Dunes Learning Center and the educational sponsors listed below to bring these new resources to teachers working with students from 6th-12th grade.

The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, November 18. Participants must register with the Dunes Learning Center at Registration costs $40 and includes lunch, copies of the activity guide, Dr. Ken Schoon's book, “Shifting Sands: The Restoration of the Calumet Area” and a DVD of the film.

Participants will be able to try out some of the interactive modules designed by educators to bring the movie's themes and topics to life for your students. The workshop will highlight the filmmakers and their journey to bring this project to fruition, the amazing natural resources of the Indiana Dunes, and the effort by both environmental and economic forces to work towards creating a more sustainable future.

The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national lakeshore at100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller section of Gary, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1821 or check the park’s website at

This program is brought to by the following educational sponsors: The Legacy Foundation, The Efroymson Family Fund, The Lake Michigan Coastal Program, NOAA, The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Porter County Community Foundation, the Knight Foundation, ArcelorMittal, The Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts, NEA, The Unity Foundation, The Flora Richardson Foundation, NIPSCO, The Crown Point Community Foundation, Indiana Dunes Tourism, The Izaak Walton League, Ronald Trigg, and Lakeshore Public Television.

Last updated: November 13, 2017

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