1. Other Important Organizations in or influencing the Calumet region
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With a mission to “inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature”, Dunes Learning Center provides year-round curriculum and standards-based education programs to learners of all ages. Founded in 1998 as an independent non-profit organization, Dunes Learning Center is a national model for place-based environmental education. Their trained naturalist staff and 63-acre campus located inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are truly unique and valuable resources, bringing global opportunities to the Great Lakes region. No other organization in Illinois or Indiana offers a residential program in partnership with the National Park Service—an arrangement that is common to less than 25 environmental learning centers in the nation.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is the oldest independent citizens' organization devoted 100 percent to the Great Lakes. The professional staff works with scientists, policymakers, businesses, community groups and everyday citizens to protect and restore the world's largest surface freshwater resource. The Alliance has many program areas. CSI forms a hub of activity and information around the Calumet Region. It helps the Alliance and its partner organizations work across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries to achieve its mission.