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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    4 Heroes of the Storm

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk–Wild Places, Sacred Spaces

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    What is Wilderness? Who does it belong to? Why do we bother? Take a journey within to discover what wild places mean to you.

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    Twilight Talk–Precious Plovers

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    The Park is home to many animals of all kinds, some being endangered species such as the piping plover. The park takes strides to protect these animals and you can help too!

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    3 Pop Can Fishing

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Join in some fishy fun and you’ll learn how to make your own fishing reels, play casting games, and go fishing. For the young and young-at-heart. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    2 History Detectives: Digging up the Past

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

    Take a hands-on approach to “digging” up the history of Sleeping Bear Dunes!

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    1 Beach Walk Bird Watch

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Walk the beach, learn new things, be a citizen scientist, and help a ranger collect data for use in an ongoing study of avian botulism within Sleeping Bear Dunes.

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    5 Wilderness Skills

    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Are you planning to explore the great outdoors this summer? Prepare for your adventures in nature with basic wilderness skills. Sleeping Bear Point Trail, west of Maritime Museum, 1 hour.

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    4 Glen Haven: Stroll Down Memory Lane

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    Share your curiousity of this once bustling historic village as we peek in its buildings and uncover their stories.

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    1 Birding 101

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    If the early bird gets the worm, how early do birders have to get up? We’ll walk, look, and listen along Otter Creek to learn the basics of birding, identify birds, and gain insight into their lives.

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    2 Junior Rangers 101

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

    Learn the basics about being a Junior Ranger, and work toward earning your patch. Each program will highlight a different special person, place, or thing Junior Rangers help the park to protect.

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    Twilight Talk–Precious Plovers

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    The Park is home to many animals of all kinds, some being endangered species such as the piping plover. The park takes strides to protect these animals and you can help too!

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    3 Heroes of the Storm

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    Twilight Talk–Sleeping Bear 101

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Are you a national park junkie? A Sleeping Bear buff? Come test out your trivia skills with a ranger in a fun, game show-style program!

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    1 Paddle the Platte

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Enjoy an easy four-mile paddle down the lower Platte River to discover the wonders of wetland.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    2 Heroes of the Storm

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    This re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century shipwreck rescue is designed for children of all ages.

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    3 Photo Fun Hunt

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

    Employ your creativity through a photography scavenger hunt as you learn about the biodiversity of Sleeping Bear Dunes on an interactive hike.

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    Twilight Talk–Rivers of Ice

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Learn about glaciers and the powerful geological forces that created this beautiful and ever-changing landscape.

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    Twilight Talk–The Bear Affair

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Time: 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

    Grab some teammates and show off your Sleeping Bear knowledge in a timed trivia activity.

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    4 Port Oneida Historical Bike Tour

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Take a leisurely bike tour past historic barns and fields and hear about the history of the Port Oneida area. Route will be on gravel road

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    Exploring Science at Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Discover how scientific research works at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Join National Park Service staff on Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center Auditorium in Empire, Michigan.

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    Twilight Talk–Settlers Strolls on South Manitou

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 8:00 PM to 8:15 PM

    Enjoy an interactive hike around South Manitou with the early settlers who once called the Island home! Make “stops” along the way to learn more about the rich and diverse history of the Island.

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Last updated: July 5, 2017