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August programs  Indiana Dunes NL
 Jul 29, 2004 08:58 PDT 

FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 6 – August 27, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

CAMPFIRE PROGRAM AT INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
         Sitting by a campfire is one of those great childhood memories.
Join us for “Songs and Stories Around the Campfire” at 8:30 p.m. on
Friday, August 27 at the campground amphitheater in Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore.
         Since nearly the beginning of time humans have sat around
campfires sharing songs and stories. Help keep that tradition alive.
Tonight come hear stories from the early years of the National Park
Service mixed with good, old-fashioned songs during this 90-minute
program.
         The national lakeshore campground amphitheater is located 1.5
miles east of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on U.S. 12.
Turn right at the light on Broadway Avenue and park at the St. Ann of
the Dunes church parking lot. For more information on this or other
programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561
extension 225.




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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
July 28– August 1, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

ANCIENT CREATURES AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
         To us turtles are mainly pets or just creatures to look at, but
to the Potawatomies they were a major part of their lives. Join a
ranger for a program entitled “Creatures from Ancient Water-Turtles”.
This program will begin at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 1. The program
will be held at the Bailly Homestead in the Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore.
           Turtles were a staple in the diet of early Potawatomi. No
parts were ever wasted as shells became bowls and rattles and their
bones were used as tools. Join volunteers Eileen Stewart and Abe
Paluch, during this 3-hour open house, to learn how turtles were woven
into the folklore of these early dunes inhabitants. Weather permitting,
there will be live turtles on site for the kids to observe. Park at the
Bailly/Chellberg parking lot and walk the 0.25 mile trail to Bailly
Homestead.
        The Bailly/Chellberg parking lot is located between highways
U.S. 12 and U.S. 20 on Mineral Springs Road. For more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561, extension 225.



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
July 29 – August 13, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

NATURE HIKE AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Join a ranger for a program entitled “Discovering Nature Hike”. It will
begin at 6:30 PM on Friday, August 13 at the Kemil Beach Parking lot in
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Join a ranger for a 90-minute hike on one of Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore’s most biologically diverse trails. We’ll use our senses to
discover the sights, sounds, and smells of a swamp, marsh, oak forest,
foredune, and beach. Bring your hiking boots and a sense of adventure
for this unique hike that will conclude with a sunset on the beach.
Kemil Beach parking lot is located on East State Park Road, 1 mile north
of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. For more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561 extension 225.

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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 1 – August 31, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

FEEDING PROGRAMS OFFERED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         An opportunity for visitors to help feed the farm animals will
be offered during "Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm". This program will
begin at 4:00 p.m., every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in August at the
Chellberg Farm in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The farm is home to three horses, two goats, several chickens, pigs,
sheep, geese and cats. Visitors can assist the farmer with the animal
care, while learning of their importance to an early 20th-century farm.
Participants should park in the Bailly/Chellberg parking lot and walk
the short path to the Chellberg Farm barn.
The Bailly/Chellberg parking lot is located between highways U.S. 12
and U.S. 20 on Mineral Springs Road. For more information on this or
other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561,
extension 225.



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
July 29 – August 6, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

FOSSILS VIEWED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Do you enjoy beach combing? If you do, then join a ranger for a program
entitled “Fossils Among Us”. This program will be held on Friday,
August 6 at 6:45 pm. Meet the ranger at the Kemil Beach parking lot in
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Stroll along Kemil Beach to find ancient fossils that tell a story of
long ago. Learn of other Lake Michigan lake levels and find rocks with
a geologic tale. The adventure concludes with a beautiful sunset over
Chicago’s dramatic skyline.
Kemil Beach parking lot is located on East State Park Road, 1 mile north
of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. For more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561 extension 225.

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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 1 – August 21, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

ANIMAL MYTHS EXPLORED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         If you have ever wondered if the stories about bats, owls and
other animals are true, then get the facts during the program “Howling
at the Moon”. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21 at the
Dunewood Campground Amphitheater in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         Do coyotes really howl at the moon? Do bats fly in people’s
hair? Can owls really turn their heads all the way around? Can you get
warts from a toad? Learn the true answers to these common myths and
other fascinating folklore about the amazing animals of dune country
during this 60-minute program. Marvel at nature’s facts that are
unbelievable…but true!
         The Dunewood Campground Amphitheater is located 1.5 miles east
of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on U.S. 12. Turn right at
the light on Broadway Avenue and park at the St. Ann of the Dunes church
parking lot. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561 extension 225.



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 1 – August 31, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

HISTORY RELIVED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE'S HISTORIC AREAS

Life in the settlement days of the Indiana Dunes area will be recalled
in "Open House at Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm" from 1:00 PM -
4:00 PM every Sunday in August at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Visitors should begin their self-guided tour at the Bailly/Chellberg
Visitor Center and stroll along the wooded trails to each site.
At the Chellberg Farm, volunteer hosts in period clothing will pause
from their farmyard chores to chat with visitors. All are invited to
assist farmer Jim with the animal feeding at 4:00 p.m. At the Bailly
Homestead, costumed volunteers will help visitors visualize life in the
area during the 1820s with tales about fur trader Joseph Bailly, his
family, and their Potawatomi neighbors.
          The Bailly/Chellberg parking lot is located between highways
U.S. 12 and U.S. 20 on Mineral Springs Road. For more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561, extension 225.


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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
July 29– August 11, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

NIGHT SKY VIEWED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
         Are you curious about meteors and other objects in the night
sky? Join a ranger for a program entitled “The Sky is Falling, Perseids
Meteor Shower”. This program will begin at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August
11 at the West Beach parking lot information sign in Indiana Dunes
National Lakeshore.
         Join fellow sky watchers as they count the Meteors from the
annual meteor shower. During this 2-hour program we will have a
telescope pointed toward one of the visible planets. Bring a
blanket/chair to make your viewing easier during this stationary
program.
         West Beach is located ¼ mile north of highway U.S. 12 on County
Line Road in Portage. There is a $6.00 per vehicle charge for entrance.
Meet at the bulletin board adjacent to the parking lot. For more
information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561, extension 225.



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
July 29 – August 14, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x226

RELIVE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AT INDIANA DUNES
NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Experience history by learning about the fascinating early days
of the National Park Service. "Stephen Mather of your National Parks"
will be held at 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 14, at the campground
amphitheater of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         If you enjoy our national parks, then it’s time to learn about
the man who had the vision to save them. During this 60-minute program
take part in a play re-enacting the rush to have Mather’s vision written
into law. See the timeline of the national park movement and learn of
his efforts to create “Sand Dune National Park” in Northwest Indiana.
Enjoy slides of some of our 387 national parks set to music.
         The national lakeshore's campground amphitheater is located 1.5
miles east of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on U.S. 12.
Turn right at the light on Broadway Avenue and park at the St. Ann of
the Dunes Church parking lot. For more information on this or other
programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561
extension 225.

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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 1 – August 24, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

SUNSET BEACH HIKE SCHEDULED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Discover the dramatic and ever-changing landscape of the dunes during a
ranger-guided hike entitled “Sunset Saunter”. These programs will be
held on Thursday August 5 at 6:45 pm, Tuesday August 10 at 6:30 pm,
Thursday August 19 at 6:15 pm and Tuesday August 24 at 6:15 pm. These
program will be held at Central Avenue Beach in Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore.
During this 90-minute program, participants may be treated to the sound
of waves gently lapping the shore and the sight of the sun setting over
the lake. Search for traces of life left along the lakeshore millions
of years ago and discover the birds, insects, and animals inhabiting the
beaches and dunes of Lake Michigan.
Central Beach is located one mile north of U.S. 12 on Central Avenue in
Beverly Shores. For more information on this or other programs at
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561, extension 225.

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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 1 – August 31, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

SUNSET BEACH HIKE SCHEDULED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Discover the dramatic and ever-changing landscape of the dunes during a
ranger-guided hike entitled “Sunset Saunter”. This program will be held
on Tuesday August 3 at 6:45 pm, Thursday August 12 at 6:30 pm, Tuesday
August 17 at 6:30 pm, Thursday August 26 at 6:15 pm and Tuesday August
31 at 6:00 pm. These programs will be held at Mount Baldy in Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore.
During this 90-minute program, participants may be treated to the sound
of waves gently lapping the shore and the sight of the sun setting over
the lake. Search for traces of life left along the lakeshore millions
of years ago and discover the birds, insects, and animals inhabiting the
beaches and dunes of Lake Michigan.
Mount Baldy is located 6 miles east of the Dorothy Buell Memorial
Visitor Center on highway U.S. 12 near Michigan City. For more
information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561, extension 225.


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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
July 28– August 7, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

SMOKEY THE BEAR AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE
         Do you know who the most famous ranger in history is? Join a
ranger for a program entitled “The Smokey Bear Story” to find out the
answer to this question. The program will begin at 7:30 pm on Saturday,
August 7. The program will be held at the national lakeshore campground
amphitheater in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
         “Only YOU can prevent fires!” Perhaps the most famous ranger
in history, Smokey Bear has been a public figure for 60 years. Just who
is (or was) Smokey and how did he get involved in fire prevention? How
would you like to meet him face-to-face? Join Smokey Bear around the
campfire for this 60-minute program, to hear how his message has changed
over the years, and why it has special significance today at Indiana
Dunes.
         The national lakeshore campground amphitheater is located 1.5
miles east of the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center on U.S. 12.
Turn right at the light on Broadway Avenue and park at the St. Ann of
the Dunes church parking lot. For more information on this or other
programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561
extension 225.         



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 1 – August 31, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

BOG HIKES OFFERED AT INDIANA DUNES

Nature hikes through Pinhook Bog will be held every Saturday and Sunday
in August at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 9:00 a.m. on
Sunday. "Trekking the Bog” will begin at the Dorothy Buell Memorial
Visitor Center of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Due to the bog's
fragility, reservations are required for these programs.
Fourteen thousand years in the making, and a remnant of the last Ice
Age, Pinhook Bog is a rare and beautiful environment. For an hour, walk
along a floating mat of sphagnum moss and discover evergreens that lose
their needles and plants that eat insects. Participants will meet at
the visitor center and caravan to the bog.
The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on Kemil Road
between U.S. 12 and U.S. 20. For reservations or more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561 extension 225.



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FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
August 1 – August 20, 2004 (219) 926-7561 x225

DOG DAYS SALUTED AT NATIONAL LAKESHORE

         Tonight, join the Save the Tunes Council as they warm their
vocal cords with songs about dogs and other warm feelings with their
“hot licks” salute to August. “Music Heritage Series: The Dog Days of
Summer” will be presented from 7:30-9:00 PM, on Friday, August 20, in
the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center of Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore.
         The Save the Tunes Council is a group of local musicians
devoted to preserving and passing on folk songs in traditional style.
Their performances typically include the use of a variety of classic or
obscure musical instruments, including guitar, autoharp, dulcimer,
banjo, harmonica, bagpipe, penny whistle, and hurdy gurdy. The group
performs at the visitor center the third Friday of each month. In
addition to these monthly performances, the Save the Tunes Council
welcomes anyone to attend their informal practice sessions held from
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM the second Sunday of each month at the St. Francis
Episcopal Church in Chesterton.
         The Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center is located on Kemil
Road, between highways U.S. 12 and U.S. 20. For more information on
this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219)
926-7561, extension 225.



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