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Teachers Climb into Project Learning Tree

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Date: January 24, 2018

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: On Saturday, February 17, educators, naturalists, scout leaders, and other youth leaders are invited to try their hand at a wide variety of activities they can use to teach about the environment during a Project Learning Tree Workshop at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters.


The workshop will run from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and is designed for educators working with students in grades Pre-K through 8. During the event, educators will try out a wide variety of hands-on, interdisciplinary activities they can use to teach their students about the environment.  Each participant who completes the full six-hour workshop will receive an activity guide packed with 96 broad-based, hands-on, easy to use, and fun activities developed by a team of educators and resource experts and tested in classrooms across the country. Activities are interdisciplinary, utilizing social studies, language arts, math, science, reading, art, music, and civics. 


There is a $40 fee for the workshop and lunch is provided. Indiana teachers can receive Professional Growth Points and Illinois Teachers can receive CPDUs for attending the workshop.  Graduate credit is also available for an additional fee.  Pre-registration is required by Thursday, February 8, and registration is limited.  To register or obtain additional information, visit or call Dunes Learning Center at 219-395-9555.  The workshop is co-sponsored by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Dunes Learning Center, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, and the Great Lakes Research and Education Center. 


The National Lakeshore headquarters is located at 1100 North Mineral Springs Road in Porter, between U.S. Highways 12 and 20. 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


Last updated: January 24, 2018

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