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Chautauqua in the Dunes

      In the past, Chautauqua has built on the cultural, historical, environmental, economic, political, and religious heritage found here in Northwest Indiana and throughout the Dunes region.
     Chautauquas were popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as accessible and participatory educational models. They were fairly common traveling institutions of learning in their day. The Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY maintains this tradition to this day. It is this cultural icon that we hope to replicate in small part in the Indiana Dunes.
     Relive the cultural, educational, artistic, and historic experience of the 1880s-1920s Chautauquas. Based on the model of the Chautauqua Institute in New York, guests will experience lectures, debates, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, and artistic performances all based around the theme of “Inspire Rewire: creating conversations across worldviews.”
     Chautauqua in the Dunes has brought together learners of all ages to explore and engage with the topics of the day including environment, economics, politics, religion, art, and history. In keeping with the historical nature of the early 20th century Chautauquas participants will be able to partake of lectures, debates, concerts, performances, and more through a series of topic-based presentations.
    Chautauqua in the Dunes seeks to engage the mind, body, and spirit of the individual in the context of cooperative, experiential learning. It seeks to change individual’s worldview through interdisciplinary thought, expression, education, information, and presentation. Finally it seeks to create understanding across pre-conceived barriers (racial/ethnic, geographic, socio-economic, cultural, etc).
    In 2021, there is planned an art show during September at the Indiana Dunes visitor center. Not sure how much more will take place in 2021. Facebook: 

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Chatauqua in the Dunes “Pollination Investigation” Poster Series on Display at Indiana Dunes this Summer

Nearly 90% of flowering plants rely on approximately 200,000 species of animal pollinators for fertilization. Smithsonian Gardens and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service present “Pollination Investigation,” a poster exhibition that explores the who, what, when, where, why, and how of pollination by interpreting the unique relationship between pollinators and flowers. The posters will be on view from 9 am – 4 pm central time daily at Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center, 1600 N 25 East in Chesterton, IN through August 2023. CONTINUE READING . . .

 

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National Park Announces Project 1966 – Hike Every Trail

Join a ranger and hike all the trails in Indiana Dunes National Park. This hiking challenge will take place over the course of the summer with each week featuring a ranger-led hike on a different trail. There will be a total of 19 hikes covering 66 miles to honor the year, 1966, when the park was established. Can’t make them all or want to do some self-guided hikes instead? Then ask for information about the hikes at the Visitor Center, the Paul H. Douglas Center, or look on our website  CONTINUE READING . . .

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.