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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Stewardship Program – Cleaning the Seeds for Tomorrow

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Bailly Chellberg Main Parking Lot
  • Fees: Free

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Join staff and fellow volunteers for a morning of stewardship. We will be cleaning and packaging heirloom and native seeds that will be used around the national lakeshore this year. Everyone will go home with some seeds.

Stewardship Program – Setting up the Sugar Maple Research Study

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Bailly / Chellberg Main Parking Lot
  • Fees: Free

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Join staff and fellow volunteers for an afternoon of stewardship. Help park staff survey maple trees that will be part of the sugar maple research study. If the weather permits, we will start “tapping” the study trees.

Winter Fun

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education
  • Fees: Free

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Enjoy fun, family-friendly wintertime activities at the Paul Douglas Center.

Bus Tours of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Starts at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
  • Fees: Free. Advance Registration Required

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Enjoy a two hour tour of the national lakeshore from the comfort of a heated bus. Advance reservation required.

Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability Movie Screening

  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
  • Fees: Free

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Join a ranger for a screening of the documentary Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability.


Indiana Dunes State Park

Saturday, January 21, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Indiana Dunes State Park
11:30 AM – 5:00 PM Indiana Dunes State Park

Saturday, January 28, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Indiana Dunes State Park

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Past Events

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We've held some great events at the Indiana Dunes State Park through the years and we're sure our attendees walked away with happy memories. We hope that you'll come join us again!

From Spirit Faces to Hik-athons we've enjoyed making new friends

Here's a look at our past events.

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How to get involved!

  • There are a lot of ways that you can enjoy the Dunes State Park and get involved at the same time. Volunteers of the Indiana Dunes help make a difference.

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The Indiana Dunes provide families with fun activities, provide wildlife a place to be protected, and provides an important ecological environment for plants. The Friends of the Indiana Dunes volunteer numerous hours to educate the public about the importance of our area.

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