Urban Waters Workshop at the IN Dunes (Dec. 1)

The Little Calumet River flows through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore — its waters eventually reaching Lake Michigan and impacting plants, animals, and people along the way. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Dunes Learning Center, and the Great Lakes Research and Education Center are teaming up to offer an exciting workshop on Urban Waters from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.

The Little Calumet River within the parklands of the IN Dunes National Lakeshore
(courtesy of the National Park Service)

Teachers, pre-service teachers, naturalists, youth leaders, and anyone concerned about our local waters are invited to attend this workshop to explore issues our waterways are facing and ways the park and local communities are working to clean, provide access to, and enjoy these important resources. Recent research and actions that are making our waterways safer for recreation and wildlife will be featured. Participants will also try out a variety of educational activities relating to water quality and learn about local organizations striving to provide opportunities for people to experience and appreciate rivers, streams, and lakes.

The exploration will begin at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, in Miller, Indiana, and will end at the Dunes Learning Center in Porter, IN. Indiana teachers will receive professional growth points and Illinois teachers will receive continuing education units (CEUs) for participating.

There is a $35 registration fee which includes lunch and workshop materials. To register on-line, visit the Dunes Learning Center website or call 219-395-9555 ext. 1 by Wednesday, November 21.

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