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Indiana Dunes National Park News

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  • Protecting Biodiversity at the National Park

    March 1, 2024 | 4:28 pm

    Indiana Dunes National Park is one of the most botanically diverse areas in the country; invasive plants are one of the most significant threats to biodiversity. On Saturday, March 2, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes National Park Visitor Center, join NPS Biologist Laura Brennan as she highlights the global significance of the natural areas protected by the national park.

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  • Chellberg Farm Open House at the National Park

    March 1, 2024 | 4:23 pm

    Join a ranger at the historic Chellberg Farmhouse for an afternoon of exploration every Saturday and Sunday in March from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Rangers and volunteers will be on hand to share the area’s history. Afterwards, stop by and visit the farm animals.

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  • Spring Prescribed Fires Planned for Indiana Dunes

    February 23, 2024 | 10:29 am

    The National Park Service is planning to conduct 5 prescribed fires this spring. Approximately 1,280 acres are planned to be burned as part of the park’s natural resources and fuels management programs.

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  • Entries for National Park Artist-In-Residence Program Due by March 8th

    February 23, 2024 | 8:52 am

    The National Park Service is accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence program at Indiana Dunes National Park. The program, now in its 28th year, offers artists the opportunity to live and work in the park for a two-week residency, providing them with a unique environment for inspiration and creativity. All applications must be postmarked by March 1 and received by March 8, 2024.

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  • Maple Sugar Time Festival at the National Park

    February 21, 2024 | 2:25 pm

    Enjoy a sweet taste of spring during the 47th annual Maple Sugar Time Festival at Indiana Dunes National Park. Come out and tour the sugaring operation at historic Chellberg Farm. This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes, Inc. and the farm will be bustling with activities from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10.

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  • Science Fridays Series at Indiana Dunes National Park

    February 12, 2024 | 11:54 am

    Calling all nerds! Expand your knowledge and join fellow nature enthusiasts for a night of education and wonder. Each month enjoy a science presentation by subject matter experts covering a different topic.

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  • Cancelled - Winter Nature Photography Workshop at National Park

    February 2, 2024 | 11:50 am

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join nature photographer Mark Chantell on Sunday February 11 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Indiana Dunes National Park’s Paul H. Douglas Center for a workshop on winter nature photography, with an emphasis on closeup imaging. 

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  • Dunes Theater at the National Park

    January 26, 2024 | 9:51 am

    Escape the cold, join a ranger and fellow visitors every Saturday and Sunday in February, starting at 2:00 pm, for a national park themed movie in the Indiana Dunes National Park visitor center auditorium.

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  • Birding with the Audubon Society at the National Park

    January 24, 2024 | 2:59 pm

    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Join a birding expert from the Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society on Saturday, February 3rd and March 2nd from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at Indiana Dunes National Park. Look for and learn to identify some of the water birds visiting Lake Michigan. Meet at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk Pavilion. No experience required. Bring your binoculars and chairs to view numerous bird species in the water or over the lake. Be prepared for a variety of winter weather. 

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  • Maple Sugar Time Programs offered at National Park’s Chellberg Farm

    January 19, 2024 | 3:49 pm

    Bring your school class or education group out for a ranger-led tour of Indiana Dunes National Park’s Chellberg Farm at Maple Sugar Time in March.

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