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.
MIGHTY HIKE: NOVEMBER 7, SUNSET HILL FARM PARK, VALPARAISO
Show your support for Mighty Acorns by joining the Mighty Hike, a family-friendly 5K Trail Run/Hike and Kids Fun Run! Gather friends and family to participate as a team, or meet other Mighty Acorns supporters at the event for a beautiful fall walk in the woods—plus hot chocolate, prizes and surprises! $10 donation per adult entry. Discounts for teams of 5 or more. $5 for Kids Fun Run—or bring a winter clothing donation of gently used hat/gloves, coat, or boots (children’s size 4-7). Contact Mighty Acorns Outreach Coordinator, Amber Horbovetz for more information. Minimize waiting at the event. Register online today >
Registration 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Kids Fun Run (for ages 5–12) 10:45 a.m.
5K Run/Hike 11:30 a.m.
CREATE AN ENDURING LEGACY OF LEARNING IN THE DUNES
In honor of our 2015 Green Apple Award recipient, an anonymous donor has pledged $15,000 in matching funds to ensure that transformative experiences in nature will remain affordable and accessible to children in poverty—now and for generations to come. Learn more >
BRING INNOVATIVE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUR SCHOOL
Dunes Learning Center outreach programs enhance classroom curricula with activities that bring STEM concepts to life in nature. Learn more >