Grab a Backpack and Go!

Don’t lose your family’s connection to nature during this pandemic. The Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education has prepared 10 family nature backpacks that are available for free checkout while hiking the Miller Woods Trail. The backpacks come equipped with fun items and scientific instruments such as pond sampling equipment, binoculars, scavenger hunt scarves, and books. Use the kits to awaken a budding scientist in your family while you explore Miller Woods. Items are sanitized after each use. Checkout time is from 9 am – 3:30 pm every day.


Dates: April 11 - December 31, 2021
Time: Check website for times (CT)
Address: 100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403
Phone: (219) 395-1882
Admission: There is a fee to enter the Indiana Dunes State Park

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