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September 10, 2016
Next Indiana Campfires: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join Indiana Humanities and the Dunes Learning Center for Discover the Dunes’ unique ecology and the generations of writers inspired by their beauty on this 90-minute walk along the Dunes Succession Trail, followed by a meal and campfire at the Dunes Learning Center.
Event Details

From the sandy dunes in the north to the rolling hills in the south, Indiana’s landscapes have inspired generations of Hoosiers. The literature they’ve written and the state parks system they founded for the 1916 Centennial are legacies we enjoy today. What will we leave for the future? Next Indiana Campfires is a unique way to connect nature, literature and Indiana’s Bicentennial.

A humanities scholar will serve as facilitator and lead attendees on pre-determined route by foot and stop periodically to read aloud the words of important Hoosier authors. Participants will then gather to discuss connections between nature, literature and place.

Difficulty level: Moderate (trail is along boardwalk and includes some short, steep portions of the stairs)

Excursion details: Come dressed for the outdoors! We recommend the proper footwear, sunscreen and bug spray. Please bring your own filled, reusable water bottle to take with you on the outing.

Final reminders including parking instructions and important event details will be emailed to you the week prior to the event.

A limited number of free tickets are available based on need per outing. Please contact Leah Nahmias, Indiana Humanities director of programs and community engagement, at lnhamias@indianahumanities.org

Events are designed for ages 12 and up.

Next Indiana Campfires is generously supported by the Efroymson Family Fund, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires and the Ball Brothers Foundation. Upland Brewing Co. will be providing in-kind support as the alcoholic beverage sponsor. Indiana Humanities is supported in part by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and the National Endowment of the Humanities.

September 10, 2016, 10:00am - 1:00pm