11:00 AM11:00

Summer Camp Open House

Explore Dunes Learning Center’s Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campus and celebrate Spring with a day of fun in the dunes! Sample popular activities, tour camp facilities, meet our staff and ask questions about the upcoming summer season at this annual summer camp kick off event! Save the date and check back for a free registration link, coming soon.

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11:00 AM11:00

National Get Outdoors Day Open House

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with a day of family fun at our Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campus! Join Dunes Learning Center naturalists, National Park Service rangers, and others for a full day of guided activities and adventures in the great outdoors. Don't miss our biggest event of the year! Save the date and check back for a free registration link, coming soon.

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6:00 PM18:00

In Our Hands: A Dunes Affair

Join Dunes Learning Center leadership and friends for a gala night of festive fun as we celebrate hands-on learning in the Indiana dunes. Featuring:

  • An extended cocktail reception with sumptuous hors d’oeuvre
  • Live music by Rocco Labriola on the pedal steel guitar with vocalist Dan Moore
  • A silent auction offering one-of-a-kind handmade items and hands-on experiences
  • Keynote address by education advocate and children's champion, Jo Ann Engquist
  • The presentation of the 2017 Green Apple Award to School City of Hobart Director of Curriculum and Instruction Debbie Matthys
  • Games, prizes, and much more

The future of environmental education is in your hands! Purchase your tickets today >

Attire: Casual Chic

Event Committee: Deb Backhus, Tyler Botbyl, Abir Clark, Jaime Golba, Laura Hennessey, Joan Machuca, Teresa Massa, Eric Neagu, Shannon Sobeck, Maureen Turman, and David Wright. Committee Chair: Chris Hoham

Thank you to Premier Sponsors, ArcelorMittal and NITCO; Sustaining Sponsor, Lakeshore PBS; Supporting Sponsors, BP, Enbridge, and Friends of Indiana Dunes; Contributing Sponsors, Mark J. Mihalo D.D.S Family Dentistry, and Teresa Massa, Attorney; and Event Patrons, Dr. Ken Schoon, Republic Services, Schepel Cadillac, and Thorgren Tool & Molding Co., Inc. Dunes Learning Center is a proud partner of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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