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07/01/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/03/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center
1215 N. State Road 49
Porter, IN 46304
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/03/2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Enjoy the beach with a campfire after hiking 2.5 miles from the Douglas Center to the beach. Relax with smores, stories and a sunset. Hike with a ranger at night back to the center.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/03/2015 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Dunewood Campground
Dunewood Parkway and Golfwood Road
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/04/2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/04/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Form a team and test your architectural skills in the nature play zone.  Fun prizes will be awarded throughout the day. 

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/04/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join our monthly hiking club. A naturalist will lead a vigorous, two-mile hike on our trails.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/05/2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Bring your lunch and questions for a ranger while enjoying a relaxing “nature side” meal in the picnic area adjacent to the center. 

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N .Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/05/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/05/2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Have you ever wondered what life was like 200 years ago?  Visit our cabins and find out what Illinois' pioneers expierenced.  

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/08/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join a ranger with your 2-5 year old for some storytelling, games and a nature hike every second Wednesday of the month.  This program is free and no pre-registration is required.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/08/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/11/2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Supplies are furnished during today's Douglas Center open house to build your own kite in keeping with the return of the Gary Air Show theme.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/11/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location:
Somme Prairie Grove
S Waukegan Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Cost:
$25
Member Organization:

07/11/2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

On Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host a volunteer workday at Gordon and Faith Greiner Nature Preserve in Hobart. 

Location:
Gordon & Faith Greiner Nature Preserve
Liverpool Rd
Hobart, IN 46342
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

07/11/2015 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Kemil Beach
27 N. East State Park Road
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/15/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/17/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Marshall J. Gardner Center in the Miller neighborhood of Gary, Indiana: July 17 through August 6

Opening Reception: Friday, July 17, 6-8pm

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

07/17/2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center
1215 N. State Road 49
Chesterton, IN 46304
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/18/2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Great Marsh Trail
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/18/2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Join members of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology celebrating World Listening Day.  Tips on listening to the symphony of sounds of nature and humans will be shared.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/18/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/18/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/19/2015 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Marquette Park
Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/22/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/25/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

07/25/2015 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

Learn some basic fishing skills and drop a line into Marquette Park.  Equipment provided.  Children under 18 years do not need a license. Meet at Marquette Park lagoon.

 

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Marquette Park
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free if under 18; otherwise have a fishing license
Member Organization:

07/25/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:
Rainbow Beach Park
3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

07/25/2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/26/2015 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Could you have survuved as an early Woodland Indian? Making weapons and tools from flint rock was an essential skill that you can watch a ranger do today.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

07/26/2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Bring Mom and Dad for a naturalist-led walk on a special day and see what nature has to offer.  

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/29/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

07/31/2015 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Enjoy a 3 mile round trip evening hike under the rare blue moon and learn about the moon cycles while listening for evening critters.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

08/01/2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

08/01/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join our monthly hiking club. A naturalist will lead a vigorous, two-mile hike on our trails.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

08/02/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Have you ever wondered what life was like 200 years ago?  Visit our cabins and find out what Illinois' pioneers expierenced.  

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

08/05/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

08/08/2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Great Marsh Trail
Beverly Shores, IN 46301
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

08/12/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

08/15/2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

08/16/2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Many invasive plants are taking over our forest preserves.  Join us as we cut brush to help restore biodiversity to Sand Ridge.  Come dressed in long pants and boots.  

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

08/19/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

08/22/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake Street

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

08/22/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:
Rainbow Beach Park
3111 E. 77th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

08/22/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join us on a search for amphibians and learn to identify different species.   Dress for the weather and be prepared to hike at least one hour.  

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

08/26/2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Attend a short naturalist-guided hike, slideshow presentation or meet one of our captive wildlife residents up close and personal.

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

Calumet Stewardship Initiative
08/28/2015 - 4:30pm to 09/11/2015 - 4:30pm

Location:
Environmental Education Center
2405 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
Cost:
No charge

08/29/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Celebrate our 99th birthday and learn about the early harrowing days of establishing our National park Service.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N. Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

08/29/2015 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Enjoy a 3 mile round trip evening hike under the rare blue moon and learn about the moon cycles while listening for evening critters.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Douglas Center
100 N.Lake St.
Gary, IN 46403
Cost:
free
Member Organization:

08/30/2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

You're invited to learn more about fur trading in the Calumet region during the 1820s.  Real fur and skins will be available to see and touch.  

Location:
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Ave.
South Holland, IL 60473
Cost:
FREE

09/20/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, Sept 20, 1pm-4pm

131 E. Dunes Highway (Hwy 12), Beverly Shores, IN

Location:
Cost:
TBD
Member Organization:

09/25/2015 - 1:00pm to 09/27/2015 - 2:00pm

Join the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Dunes Learning Center and the Environmental Education Association of Indiana for the EEAI conference held at Indiana Dunes this year.

Location:
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
The Dunes Learning Center
700 Howe Road
Chesterton, IN 46304
Cost:
varies
Member Organization:

09/26/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake Street

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

Calumet Stewardship Initiative
09/26/2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Location:
Hammond Environmental Education Center/William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area
2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond
12949 S Avenue O, Chicago
Hammond/Chicago, IN 46320
Cost:
No charge

09/26/2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:
Rainbow Beach Park
311
Chicago, IL 60649
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

Calumet Stewardship Initiative
10/02/2015 - 4:30pm to 10/23/2015 - 10:00am

Location:
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Avenue
Whiting, IN 46394
Cost:
No charge

Calumet Stewardship Initiative
10/17/2015 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location:
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Avenue, Whiting, IN 46394
Whiting, IN 46394
Cost:
No charge

Calumet Stewardship Initiative
10/23/2015 - 12:00am to 12/12/2015 - 4:00pm

Location:
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Avenue, Whiting, IN 46394
Whiting, IN 46394
Cost:
No charge

10/24/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

9:00am-12:00pm October 24th Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake Street

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

11/05/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday, Nov 5 from 6-8pm

State Park Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN 

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

11/28/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

9:00am-12:00pm Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake Street

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

12/26/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Paul H. Douglas Center, 100 N. Lake Street

Location:
Cost:
Free
Member Organization:

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