Michigan's Dunes: Like no place on earth

Join DNR educator Elizabeth Tillman from Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon, part of the largest freshwater coastal dune ecosystem in the world. We will explore how dunes formed and the adaptations that plants and animals use to survive there. Maybe a hognose snake or Fowler’s toad will even join the class? This 30-minute presentation will meet the following learning outcomes:

  • List the ingredients or forces that came together to create our sand dunes.
  • Name the dune zones or habitats and describe one attribute of each.
  • Describe three adaptations of dune plants.
  • Name three ways dune parks benefit people and wildlife.

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