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Movie screenings at National Park's Douglas Center Jan 4 - Feb 1

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Four weekends of film looks at squirrels, bees, clean energy and sustainability along Lake Michigan's southern shore

Get out of the cold and enjoy a screening of a national park or outdoor-themed film at Indiana Dunes National Park. The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education will have movie screenings on Saturday, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

The series begins on January 4th with “Shifting Sands - On the Path to Sustainability.” This award-winning documentary traces the history of the efforts to preserve the Indiana Dunes and the broader sustainability efforts along Lake Michigan's southern shore.

January 11 brings a 60-minute film, “Clean Energy Revolution,” preceded by an Earth Day 2020 Teach-in workshop from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Both events are free, but please register by calling the center at 219-395-1824.

On Saturday, January 18, celebrate Martin Luther King Day a little early with a film selection that includes Dr. King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC.

Learn about the declining population of native bees on January 25 by watching the 34-minute film, “Vanishing of the Bees.” However, you can also learn how the rich diversity of habitats at Indiana Dunes helps support a variety of specialized bee populations.

Squirrels, love them or hate them, are entertaining to watch. The film “Nature: A Squirrels Guide to Success” will be the featured film at the Douglas Center on February 1st.

The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is located in the western portion of the national park at 100 North Lake Street, about one mile north of U.S. Highway 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary.

For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call (219) 395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNPS.

Story Posted:12/28/2019

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