FREE - Sand Dune Succession, Geology, Flora and Fauna of West Beach

by  Indiana Dunes National Park

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Ranger introduces Indiana Dunes National Park and why it is special.

Program then focuses on aspects of what makes up the dunes at Indiana Dunes.
Walking inland from the beach to forest is literally a walk through the nature of time.
We will highlight the ice age geology and then plant and animal succession of habitats.

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30-60 minute power point and questions

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

no maximum

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
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This program is appropriate year-round.

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Indiana Dunes National Park

Chesterton, IN
United States

Christine Gerlach

Program Details


Introduction to ranger and park.
30-45 minute power point showing: beach, animals, plants, geology
questions and answers afterward


1. Students will be introduced to the National Park of Indiana Dunes
2. Explore the changing habitats of sand dunes from younger to older dunes
3. Develop an appreciation of what the ice age meant to this area and the formation of the Great Lakes
4. List several animals that occur in changing habitats of dune succession
5. Encouraged to contemplate the future of habitats and dunes.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

State standards for K - 12 can be sent upon request.