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CHESTERTON | A sure harbinger of spring, frogs have have been around for 250 million years, having survived ice ages, asteroid crashes, and environmental disturbances. Today, nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction. Why?
PORTER | Summer camp may be months away, and with the current weather, it may feel even further away, but the Dunes Learning Center is bringing a summer camp experience to kids this February with a mission to learn while having fun.
CHESTERTON | Night hikes, a campfire, s'mores and… skiing? Summer camp gets a "cool" twist at Dunes Learning Center's Winter Nature Camp, February 8-9.
Keep the Fire Burning on Porter County Give Day, Campfire for kids funds outdoor learning experiences
CHESTERTON | On Wednesday, November 7, Dunes Learning Center will host a "Campfire for Kids," coinciding with the Porter County Community Foundation's GIVE Day event. For 24 hours, each donation made at www.portercountygiveday.org will add a log to a fire benefiting environmental learning ex…
CHESTERTON | Do you recall spending hours engaged in discovery and adventure outdoors as a child? Studies show that children today spend just minutes a day in nature. But thanks to funding by BP, dozens of students from Chicago and Northwest Indiana will get a chance to live and learn in the…
Volunteers pitched in Wednesday to help clean and prepare the former Girl Scout camp at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust Meadowbrook Conservation Center and Nature Preserve for students from Munster's Frank Hammond School.
Peter Gizyn, of Chicago, and Lynda Lancaster, of Chesterton, clean windows Wednesday at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust Meadowbrook Conservation Center and Nature Preserve, a former Girl Scout camp. They joined other volunteers in preparing cabins for students from Munster's Frank Hammond Scho…
CHESTERTON | It’s just before lunchtime on a Thursday at Mighty Acorns Summer Camp, which means that a group of sixty fourth- through sixth-graders only have one more evening left of their four-night sleepover camp experience at Dunes Learning Center, in Chesterton, Indiana. It’s a rare mome…
CHESTERTON | The unique plant diversity found in Indiana's dunes have attracted scientists for more than a century. On Saturday, August 3, 2013, Dunes Learning Center and the National Park Service will provide visitors with an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of a historic expedition tha…
CHESTERTON | On Saturday, August 3, 2013, Dunes Learning Center and the National Park Service will provide visitors with an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of a historic expedition that took place 100 years ago.
CHESTERTON | On Saturday, June 8th, locations around the country will celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with opportunities for families to enjoy active outdoor fun and explore their public lands. Activities like hiking and bird watching might be expected, but art?
CHESTERTON | Dunes Learning Center will offer families an exciting day of outdoor fun at no cost in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day on June 8. Trail hikes, river exploration, kayak demonstrations, camp crafts and lunch on the lawn will be supplemented by art exhibitions and live mus…
CHESTERTON | A series of artworks depicting native perching birds by artist Melissa Washburn will be landing at Dunes Learning Center just in time for the spring migration — and for the center’s National Get Outdoors Day Open House and Picnic on June 8.
CHESTERTON | A series of artworks depicting native perching birds by artist Melissa Washburn will be landing at Dunes Learning Center just in time for the Spring migration—and Dunes Learning Center’s National Get Outdoors Day Open House and Picnic on Saturday, June 8.
CHESTERTON | Geof Benson has been named executive director of the Dunes Learning Center, the group announced Tuesday.
CHESTERTON | Dunes Learning Center and the National Park Service will offer a one-day workshop titled "Geology Road Trip" with Ken Schoon, local educator, geologist and author on Feb. 16. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a review of Calumet Area geology, including the formation of Lake Mich…
Area educators and youth group leaders from all walks have the world of nature at their fingertips at Michigan City’s Dunes Learning Center according to Wendy Smith, a facilitator for the “Project Wild” educational workshop.
It has been said that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Yes, the park gets 2 million visitors a year, but many people do not realize there is a national park here or that the places they love to visit are part of the national park.
This weekend Mylinda Cane gets into details on Dunes Learning Center fundraiser tomorrow night at newly restored Marquette Pavilion; 3 chances for Leoncavallo's Pagliacci! at the Acorn in Three Oaks and Jennifer Mayo's photographs shine at the Box Factory. ---Pat Colander, Associate Publishe…
CHESTERTON | The Dunes Learning Center will host it's Black Tie & Barefoot 2012 event from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at the newly refurbished Marquette Park Pavilion. Enjoy live music, dinner, cocktails and the presentation of this year's Green Apple Awards.
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