Family Nature Backpacks for Loan at National Park

With so much e-learning taking place now, Indiana Dunes National Park is providing a way for families to keep in touch with nature. Nature Exploration Backpacks are now available for daily checkout at the National Park’s Paul Douglas Center from 9 am – 3:30 pm. To prevent the spread of disease, each backpack, and all of its contents, are thoroughly sanitized before it is made available for check out. 

The backpacks contain scientific instruments like binoculars and bug boxes that can be used to explore the oak savanna and pond habitats on the trail around the Douglas Center. Families can use other items such as guides, books, and nature games to instigate play and creativity on their hike. The backpacks are an excellent tool for families to learn together and work on their science lessons while enjoying the park. Kids of different ages will find fun things to do for their specific grade level. There is no need to pre-register as the backpacks are loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis, at no charge.

Dates: November 25, 2020 - December 31, 2021
Time: Check website for times (CT)
Address: 100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403
Phone: (219) 395-1882
Admission: Free admission

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