Dunes Learning Center

Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center, Inc., now doing business as “Dunes Learning Center,” was established as a regional resource dedicated to residential environmental education. Dunes Learning Center provides a classroom without walls in which students interact directly with the natural environment. The setting provides a unique exposure to a globally significant natural environment and one of the world’s great urban/industrial regions. Students gain new knowledge and understanding about how improving the quality of life is dependent upon our success in sustaining and integrating these two environments.

Nov 23, 2021
Part time
Dunes Learning Center Chesterton, IN, USA
ABOUT DUNES LEARNING CENTER With a mission to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature, Dunes Learning Center is the nonprofit education partner of Indiana Dunes National Park. Since 1998, more than 150,000 students from diverse communities and backgrounds have participated in our programs to discover, learn, explore, and reflect on the science and wonder of nature. For many, Dunes Learning Center is the gateway to Indiana Dunes National Park and the beginning of their environmental science education. These experiences support students on the pathway to science-based careers, inspiring the next generation of scientists, environmental advocates, and educators. Looking back on 20+ years of exploration and investigation in nature's classroom, Dunes Learning Center is proud to be at the forefront of environmental education in the Indiana Dunes. We serve a diverse community and seek a diverse workforce. Dunes Learning Center is an equal opportunity provider and does not...
Nov 23, 2021
Seasonal
Dunes Learning Center Chesterton, IN, USA
SUMMARY Dunes Learning Center is proud to carry on a tradition of learning in the dunes that dates back more than 100 years ago by the “Father of Ecology in North America,” Dr. Henry Chandler Cowles. Our residential programs provide a critical and beneficial connection to nature for learners of all ages—inspiring curiosity, scientific literacy, and environmental stewardship. Our internship program offers training and professional development to set you up for success. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are developed and practiced at camp. Supervising campers, engaging in decision-making, managing behavior, and being a role model are all necessary skills for strong leaders. Cabin Leaders are key members of the Dunes Learning Center team and are responsible for providing meaningful experiences for campers during summer camp. They help students create connections, build confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore,...
Nov 23, 2021
Internship- Paid
Dunes Learning Center Chesterton, IN, USA
Internship Announcement Interpretive Naturalist June 2022 - May 2023 ABOUT DUNES LEARNING CENTER With a mission to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature, Dunes Learning Center is the nonprofit education partner of Indiana Dunes National Park. Since 1998, more than 150,000 students from diverse communities and backgrounds have participated in our programs to discover, learn, explore, and reflect on the science and wonder of nature. For many, Dunes Learning Center is the gateway to Indiana Dunes National Park and the beginning of their environmental science education. These experiences support students on the pathway to science-based careers, inspiring the next generation of scientists, environmental advocates, and educators. Looking back on 20+ years of exploration and investigation in nature's classroom, Dunes Learning Center is proud to be at the forefront of environmental education in the Indiana Dunes. We serve a diverse community and seek a diverse workforce....
Nov 23, 2021
Internship- Paid
Dunes Learning Center Chesterton, IN, USA
Our Outreach Educator Internship provides an opportunity for next generation leaders to receive training and coaching to develop their naturalist, outdoor education, and resource interpretation skills and techniques. Outreach Educators work both as a team and independently to lead a variety of programs to a wide audience in diverse settings, often working closely with public school systems and partners throughout the year. In the summer, the outreach team leads day-camps based at Indiana Dunes National Park’s historic Chellberg Farm and assists with residential camps. Outreach Educator Interns have opportunities to extend their professional development through workshops, in-services, and networking. ESSENTIAL DUTIES ● Facilitate virtual and in-person programs throughout Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties in coordination with partners. ● Assist in the development of Outreach programs. ● Communicate with school teachers and coalition staff for teacher training workshops and other...