This fall in Northwest Indiana, Canoemobile connected more than 4,500 people, most of them students, to local waterways. Canoemobile is a floating classroom that brings students out on the water to learn about environmental science, history, and culture. Canoemobile held 34 events in the state from September 21 to October 20 in Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Michigan City, La Porte, and Hebron.
Check out these related articles about Canoemobile’s impact this year in the region:
- 900 Students Float the Kankakee, The Michigan City News-Dispatch
- Barker 8th Graders Take Canoe Field Trip in 2017, La Porte County Life
- Trail Creek Week Awarded Paddle Nation Grant, The Herald Argus
- Joe on the GoPro: Paddling in Big Canoes, South Bend Tribune
- Canoemobile Returns to the Region, NWIndianaLife.com
- Canoe Race Added to Trail Creek Week, The Michigan City News-Dispatch
- MCHS Students Clean Trail Creek, The Michigan City News-Dispatch
Engaging so many students is only possible through the collective impact of so many incredible local partner organizations, including the Kankakee River Basin Commission, Northwest Indiana Paddling Association, Lake County Parks, Izaak Walton League, National Park Service, Indiana DNR, Urban Waters Federal Partnership, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Committee, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, and the U.S. Forest Service. Wilderness Inquiry would also like to point out two special partners—the La Porte County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Dunes Learning Center helped plan and organize all events.
To show some of Canoemobile’s impact in Northwest Indiana, we’ve collected a gallery of photos from this fall.