Get Outdoors and explore your national lakeshore at our 5th annual Get Outdoors Day celebration. Participate in Hoosier Riverwatch activities on the banks of the Little Calumet River, learn to kayak safely with the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association, get ready for butterfly visitors with The Nature Conservancy, or have a live animal encounter thanks to the Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. PLUS representatives from the Porter County Museum will be on hand to collect stories from former Good Fellow campers and counselors for their upcoming exhibit. Guided hikes, science games, music, art and a picnic lunch under the trees—it’s all free with your pre-registration! Sign up >
Join our backpack drive! Help provide our students with the tools they need to learn and explore. Bring your gently used backpacks to Get Outdoors Day to donate!
Thanks to event partners and sponsors: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, ArcelorMittal, BP, Culligan of Valparaiso, Enbridge, Friends of Indiana Dunes, Lakeshore Public Media, Lamar Advertising Company, Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, NIPSCO, Northwest Indiana Paddling Association, Prism Science & Technology, The Nature Conservancy and Teresa Massa, Attorney.
Funding for this program was provided in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake Michigan Coastal Program. Arts activities made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.