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On Saturday, April 14, from 1:00 to 7:00 pm, all interested adults are invited to immerse themselves in the world of vernal pools during this hands-on workshop at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Vernal pools are forest wetlands that are seasonally flooded and provide homes for specialized plants and animals. The workshop, entitled, “Pools and Polywogs: Exploring the Impacts of Climate Change”, will feature opportunities to learn about vernal pools and why they are important, discover how our changing climate may impact vernal pools, and explore a variety of research and citizen science projects related to these fragile habitats and the animals that call them home.
Workshop experiences will culminate with a field trip to a nearby vernal pool! While participants do not need to be educators, some activities shared during the day can be used by educators, naturalists, and other youth leaders working with upper elementary through high school aged youth. The workshop will be held at Dunes Learning Center.
There is a $40 fee for the workshop, which covers educational resources, snacks, and dinner. Indiana teachers can receive Professional Growth Points and Illinois Teachers can receive CPDUs for attending the workshop. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, April 5, and registration is limited. To register or obtain additional information about the workshop, visit the Dunes Learning Center Website or call Dunes Learning Center at 219-395-9555. The workshop is co-sponsored by Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Dunes Learning Center, and the Great Lakes Research and Education Center.
Join us as we celebrate 20 years and 100,000 young people served! Dunes Learning Center is located at 700 Howe Road in Porter, Indiana between U.S. Highways 12 and 20 on the grounds of the historic Camp Good Fellow. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website and our Facebook page.