Dunes Learning Center
Fall is the perfect season at the Livery with its line-up of microbrews and music and a look ahead at River Rendezvous and Motown kicks off the NISO season this year at the Star Plaza.---Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.
CHESTERTON | The last day of summer camp is always bittersweet—full of hugs and promises to stay in touch. The moment was particularly poignant for the 70 kids attending Military Kids Dunes Discovery Camp at Dunes Learning Center—who have already experienced too many difficult good-byes in t…
The twin passions of a local husband and wife will collide on the grassy knoll of Valparaiso’s Sunset Hill Park as a bevy of unique music styles and food options are presented under the banner of Lightning Bug Music Festival to help fund a regional educational cause that, as parents, is impo…
LAKE STATION | The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana recently partnered with the Dunes Learning Center and National Park Service for a summer program at career exploration.
CHESTERTON | Bog stomping, bug hunting, beach combing and night hiking—Dunes Learning Center’s summer camps offer kids from 6-16 unique opportunities to explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
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.
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