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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

  • Mounds State Park, Anderson
    Jan. 5- Oct. 5, 2022 (First Wednesday of month, 5:30-8:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Kelley Morgan, kmorgan1@dnr.IN.gov or 765-649-8128
  • Kosciusko County, Warsaw
    March 10-Oct. 20, 2022 (Second Thursday of month, 5:30-8:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Darci Zolman, darci.zolman@in.nacdnet.net or 574-267-7445 x 5374

  • Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis- FULL
    July 28 -Sept. 29, 2022  (Thursdays,  6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Leslie Lorance, Leslie.Lorance@indy.govor 317-327-7148

  • Gabis Arboretum, Valparaiso, IN
    Aug. 31- Oct. 26, 2022  (Wednesdays,  6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Johnathan Rowe, rowe8@pnw.edu or 219-989-8492

  • St. Joseph County Parks, New Carlisle
    Sept. 1–Nov. 3, 2022 (Thursday evenings, 5-8 p.m. and some Saturdays)
    Contact: Amal Farrough, afarrough@sjcparks.org or 574-654-3155

  • Karst Farm Park, Bloomington
    Sept. 7- Oct. 28, 2022 (Wednesdays, 6-9:00 p.m.)
    Contact: Autumn Brunelle, abrunelle@co.monroe.in.us or 812-349-2805

  • Purdue Extension - Vermillion and Parke counties
    Sept. 7 –Nov. 2, 2022 (Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.)
    Contact: Phil Cox, cox119@purdue.edu or 765-492-5335

  • Christy Woods, Muncie - FULL
    Sept. 8- Nov. 10, 2022  (Thursday 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Laurynn Thieme, ljthieme@purdue.edu or 765-747-7732

  • Twin Bridges Recreation Lodge, Danville - FULL
    Sept. 14-Nov. 9, 2022 (Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Beth Martin, bmarti24@wm.com or (317-718-6835

Teen IMN Courses (ages 13-17)

  • Merry Lea Environmental Center, Albion/Gene Stratton-Porter SHS, Rome City
    Sept. 15, 2022- April 20, 2023 (Mostly third Thursday of the Month, Two classes- 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.)
    Contact: Kaitlyn Sproles, KWSproles@goshen.edu or 260-799-5869 or http://goshen.edu/merrylea/imn

  • Elkhart County Parks, Elkhart
    Feb. 7- Feb. 28, 2023 (Tuesdays, 1-5:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Krista Daniels, Krista@elkhartcountyparks.org or 574-875-7422

Junior IMN Courses (ages 9-12)

  • Merry Lea Environmental Center, Albion/Gene Stratton-Porter SHS, Rome City
    Sept. 15, 2022- April 20, 2023 (Mostly third Thursday of the Month, Two classes- 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.)
    Contact: Kaitlyn Sproles, KWSproles@goshen.edu or 260-799-5869 or http://goshen.edu/merrylea/imn

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