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All courses offer a minimum of eight three-hour sessions focusing on Indiana's natural resources. The specific topics for each course may vary, but in general each series include sessions related to Geology/Soils, Water, Botany, Zoology, People and Natural Resources, and a Miscellaneous course.

Cost

A fee is normally charged, but the dollar amount may vary with the number of sessions, the type of speakers, and the sponsors.

Registration

The number and locations of courses vary across the state. They also depend on the time of year and the interest of local natural resources agencies in the program. For information about courses, contact the State Coordinator Jody Heaston at jheaston@dnr.IN.gov.

Schedule of classes

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Adult IMN Courses

 

  1. Cope Environmental Center, Centerville
    April 6–May 25, 2017 (Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Aubrey Blue, a.blue@copeenvironmental.org or (765) 855-3188

     

  2. Noblesville Parks and Recreation, Noblesville
    May 2 – June 27, 2017 (Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Karen La Mere, lamerekaren@gmail.com or (317) 770-5750

     

  3. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis
    June 19-23, 2017 (one-week course, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily)
    Contact: Don Gorney, dongorney@yahoo.com, (317) 501-4212

     

  4. Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City
    July 6-Sept. 1 2017 (Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Tiffany Conrad, tconrad@indianamuseum.org or (260) 854-3790

     

  5. O'Bannon Woods State Park, Corydon
    July 18-Sept. 12, 2017 (Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m.)
    Miranda Ulery, mulery@purdue.edu or (812) 738-4236

     

  6. Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis
    Aug. 3-Oct. 5, 2017 (Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Jennifer Boyce, Jennifer.boyce@indy.gov or (317) 327-7148

     

  7. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis
    June 22, 2017-March 22, 2018 (fourth Thursday of month, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Jeff Cummings, jcummings@dnr.IN.gov or (317) 591-0122

     

Teen IMN Courses (ages 13-17)

  • No classes at this time.

 

Junior IMN Courses (ages 9-12)

  1. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis
    June 12-16, 2017 (Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily)
    Contact: Jeff Cummings, fortinterp@dnr.IN.gov or (317) 591-0122

     

  2. Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City
    June 12-16, 2017 (Day Camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day)
    Contact: Tiffany Conrad, tconrad@indianamuseum.org or (260) 854-3790

     

  3. Elkhart County Parks, Elkhart
    June 19–June 21, 2017 (Day Camp, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Krista Daniels, Krista@elkhartcountyparks.org or (574) 875-7422

     

  4. Ouabache State Park, Bluffton
    June 19-23, 2017 (Day camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., daily)
    Contact: Jody Heaston, jheaston@dnr.IN.gov or (260) 437-8650

     

  5. O'Bannon Woods State Park, Corydon
    July 17-July 21, 2017 (Day camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., daily.)
    Miranda Ulery, mulery@purdue.edu or (812) 738-4236