This is a Special Place

Dunes Learning Center provides exceptional outdoor experiences that inspire community, environmental stewardship and a lifelong love of learning. Located in the spectacularly biodiverse Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, our "classroom without walls" creates a critical and beneficial connection to nature for children and adults.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Summer adventures for ages 6 through 17 inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Learn more >

WE'RE HIRING

Want to live and work inside the national lakeshore? Applications are now being accepted for Naturalist Intern and Camp Counselor positions. Learn more >

WHAT CAN NATURE TEACH US?

Resilience. Diversity. Science. Dunes Learning Center’s 2014 annual report explores the many lessons that we take from nature. Download >

FLYING WILD EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: MAY 8TH

This innovative curriculum introduces elementary, middle, and high school students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Learn more >