Inspiring curiosity, scientific literacy and environmental stewardship through hands-on learning in the dunes.


In Our Hands: A Dunes Affair

Join Dunes Learning Center leadership and friends for a gala night of festive fun with cocktails, music, games, and a keynote address by Jo Ann Engquist. The future of environmental education is in your hands! Don't miss this chance to support valuable programs that serve kids in your community.

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Give the Gift of Nature

The first time away from home. The first time hiking under a sky full of stars. The first time seeing Lake Michigan. These experiences motivate and inspire students. Your donation today will help keep life-changing learning experiences affordable and accessible to children who are counting on you.

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Our naturalist staff and 63-acre campus are truly valuable and unique resources, offering residential and outreach programs in partnership with the National Park Service—an arrangement that is common to less than 20 environmental learning centers in the nation.

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