Indiana Dunes Resource Management

Indiana Dunes Resource Management Education

Two people walking in the distance on the beach at indiana dunes
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore connected under-served, rural students with the park by teaching resource management and conservation.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a treasure of diverse natural resources located within an urban setting. The park is comprised of over 15,000 acres of dunes, oak savannas, swamps, bogs, marshes, prairies, rivers, and forests. It contains 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline spanning the distance from Gary to Michigan City.

This project connected students from an under-served rural community to the park. The lead teacher received in-depth training about interpretation and resource management on restoration, and shared what was learned with other teachers in the state and region through teacher workshops offered throughout the year, via the web, and in-person presentations.

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