Special Events

From adult programs to open house events, Dunes Learning Center special events offer people of all ages opportunities to develop, and be inspired by, a personal connection to nature.

Event Sponsorship

Dunes Learning Center event sponsorship connects families with nature, connects communities with valuable education programs and connects you with key stakeholders including business leaders, employees and customers. Event sponsorship packages provide a full year of benefits and recognition that increase brand awareness while supporting popular programs that benefit your community. Learn more >


Get Outdoors Day Open House

Join Dunes Learning Center staff and friends for a day of themed hikes, science games, kayaking demonstrations, live music, art and a picnic lunch under the trees.

When: Saturday, June 13


Lightning Bug Music Festival

Duneland’s newest music fest featuring local and national bands, micro brews, a food truck court, family-friendly activities and a good cause—summer camp experiences for deserving kids. Watch for a big announcement soon regarding line-up and tickets!

When: Sunday, July 5th


Trailblazing: A Dunes Affair

Dunes Learning Center’s annual fundraising dinner celebrates excellence in environmental education with the presentation of the Green Apple Award. This 
gala event includes dinner, live music, silent auction, networking opportunities and a few surprises.

When: Saturday, September 12


Winter Open House

Don’t let cold keep you indoors! Nature crafts, snowshoe hikes, live music and hot cocoa make for a memorable day in the dunes.

When: Saturday, January 9, 2016