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June 18, 2016
Next Indiana Campfires: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Join Indiana Humanities and the Dunes Learning Center for an epic hike across the Indiana Dunes’ 4.6 mile Cowles Bog Trail, allowing hikers to witness the ecological succession that makes the place so special. We’ll stop for literature breaks and lunch on the beach.
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 a 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-Difficult (includes some short steep portions)

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

Final reminders including recommended packing list, waiver and parking instructions will be emailed to registered participants 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 lnahmias@indianahumanities.org.

Events are designed for ages 12 and up. Beer available to those 21 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.

June 18, 2016, 10:00am - 3:00pm