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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. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis - FULL
    Jan. 14-Dec. 8, 2016 (second Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m.)
    Jeff Cummings, fortinterp@dnr.IN.gov or (317) 591-0122

  2. Fox Island Alliance, Fort Wayne - FULL
    Feb. 23-May 31, 2016 (Tuesdays, 6-9:30 p.m. and some Saturday mornings)
    Contact: Pam George, pamgeorgeph@comcast.net or (260) 471-5952

  3. Kosciusko County Soil and Water, Warsaw - FULL
    March 10–Nov. 10, 2016 (Once a month, second Tuesday, 5:30-8:30p.m.)
    Contact: Darci Zolman, darci.zolman@in.nacdnet.net or (574) 267-5853

  4. Floyd County Extension Office, New Albany
    March 16-May 18, 2016 (Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m.)
    Contact: Gina Anderson, gmanders@purdue.edu or (812) 948-5470

  5. Southeastway Park, Indianapolis
    April 1–May 20, 2016 (Friday evenings, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Frank Rouse, Frank.Rouse@indy.gov or (317) 327-4834

  6. Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy, Inc, Chesterton
    April 5–June 7, 2016 (Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Katie Rizer, katie@coffeecreekwc.org or (219) 926-1842

  7. Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City
    July 7–Sept. 1, 2016 (Thursdays, 6-9:15 p.m.)
    Contact: Tiffany Conrad, tconrad@indianamuseum.org or (260) 854-3790

  8. Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis
    Aug. 11-Oct. 13, 2015 (Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Jennifer Boyce, Jennifer.boyce@indy.gov or (317) 327-7148

  9. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, Valparaiso
    Aug. 18–Oct. 27, 2016 (Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.)
    Maddie Grimm, mgrimm@taltree.org or (219) 742-6078

  10. The Morgan County Administration Building, Martinsville
    Aug. 25-Nov. 17, 2016 (Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Greg Marlett, swcdOffice@morgancounty.in.gov or (765) 349-2060

  11. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN
    June 13-17, 2016 (one-week course, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily)
    Contact: Don Gorney, dongorney@yahoo.com, (317) 501-4212

  12. Forest Park Lodge, Noblesville, IN
    May 2-24, 2016 (Mondays and Tuesdays, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.)
    Contact: Karen La Mere, lamerekaren@gmail.com or (317) 770-5750

  13. The Monon Community Center, Carmel, IN
    Advanced IMN Class- Designed for IMN graduates
    May 5-June 9, 2016 (Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Amanda Jackson, ajackson@carmelclayparks.com or (317) 843-3861

Teen IMN Courses (ages 13-17)

  • No classes at this time.

Junior IMN Courses (ages 9-12)

  1. Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville
    March 8-May 17, 2016 (Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.)
    Contact: Gena Garrett, ggarrett@wesselmannaturesociety.org or (812) 479-0771 ext.102

  2. Elkhart County Parks, Elkhart
    June 20–22, 2016 (Day Camp, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Krista Daniels, Krista@elkhartcountyparks.org or (574) 875-7422

  3. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis
    June 20-24, 2016 (Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily)
    Contact: Jeff Cummings, fortinterp@dnr.IN.gov or (317) 591-0122

  4. Camp George C. Cullom, Frankfort, IN
    June 8- August 3, 2016 (Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon)
    Contact: Leah Harden, leah.harden@in.nacdnet.net or (765) 659-1223 X 3