Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It hugs the northeast shore of Lake Michigan and includes South and North Manitou islands. The park is known for the huge scalable dunes of the Dune Climb. Beaches include Platte River Point, where the river flows into the lake. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail winds through forests and the Port Oneida area with its 19th-century farmsteads.




Programs by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Anishinaabe: Past and Present - FREE!

The name "Sleeping Bear Dunes" comes from an oral tradition of the Anishinaabe people. Find out more about the Anishinaabe's connection to Sleeping Bear Dunes traditional seasonal activities some still practice to this day. Participants will craft...


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Bear Essentials - FREE!

The Bear Essentials program will introduce your students to adaptations black bears use to thrive at Sleeping Bear Dunes and inspire them to think like scientists. Rangers will use costumes and other props to keep younger kiddos engaged throughout...


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Climate Change at Sleeping Bear Dunes - FREE!

This program will introduce your students to the concepts involved with global climate change, then dive into the specific effects rangers are seeing at Sleeping Bear Dunes as well as what they can do to make positive changes in their communities.


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Watching our Watershed - FREE!

What are some of the things that are putting stressing on our watershed, and what can we do about it? We’ll use a model of a watershed to investigate how water moves through our landscape and have a chance to make our own model to test in the...


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Type of Organization

Government Agency


Education Team
9922 W Front St
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore cover:

Problem Based Learning
Problem Solving
Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)
Social Studies/History