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Quantum Leap Field Trip to the Indiana Dunes

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We usually think of the Indiana Dunes as a spot for recreation or artistic inspiration…but can we think of them as a lab, too? The pioneering botanist Henry Chandler Cowles discovered many new plant species and proved the theory of ecological succession at the Dunes. That makes the Dunes one Indiana’s most important places of scientific inquiry and investigation.

On this QL Field Trip, we’ll explore the Dunes and consider how Cowles’ ideas—the interconnectedness of all living things—have shaped not only scientific but also humanistic thinking over the last century. Along the way, we’ll help present-day scientists collect samples and learn about trail monitoring, before gathering around a campfire for beers, food and discussion.

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We’ll be doing some light hiking on this Field Trip and our trip will include some elevation gain on our route at West Beach.

About Quantum Leap Field Trips
QL Field Trips take Hoosiers inside fascinating sites of discovery, problem-solving and innovation. These indelible adult field trips, co-led by scientists and humanities scholars, combine tours with short literary readings in order to help us think, read and talk about how new frontiers of scientific inquiry reshape our understanding of what it means to be human. Each field trip concludes with a shared meal, beers and discussion.

These experiences have been designed for adults and are recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket price includes admission to the facility, meal, and beers—and lots of great insight, discussion and fun!

About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. www.IndianaHumanities.org/QuantumLeap

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org

About the Dunes Learning Center
The Dunes Learning Center inspires curiosity, scientific literacy and environmental stewardship through hands-on leanring in the dunes. www.duneslearningcenter.org

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