Science Fridays kicks off at Indiana Dunes National Park June 21

Indiana Dunes State Park

PORTER, Ind. -- Indiana Dunes National Park has announced a monthly science series that will tackle a different topic at each session, with this Friday's class focused on water safety and personal preparedness. 

"Expand your knowledge and join fellow nature enthusiasts for a night of educational fun and wonder," organizers said. "Science Fridays at Indiana Dunes National Park is a monthly series of presentations given by subject matter experts with a different topic each month."

The first class will be this Friday, June 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the national park’s Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk pavilion overlooking Lake Michigan.

"Join Mary Ann Best from the Miller Beach Water Safety Social Group and Drew Ferguson from the Great Lakes Water Safety Consortium as they share tips on how to stay safe in the big waters of Lake Michigan," the national park said. "Learn about beach hazards that swimmers can anticipate and how to prepare yourself for a safe day at the beach. This event features activities for beachgoers of all ages. You are welcome, and encouraged, to dress for the water."

The Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk pavilion is located at 1000 Riverwalk Drive in Portage.

For more information on programs at Indiana Dunes National Park, call 219-395-1882, visit their website, download their official National Park Service app, or view their Facebook page.

The park has an entrance fee of $25 per car for a weekly pass., or a $45 annual pass.

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