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St. Mary's Environmental Club Enjoys Hike at The Dunes

Members of the Saint Mary Catholic Community School’s Environmental Club were recently treated to an afternoon hike at the Indiana Dunes in Chesterton, Indiana.  Students saw nature at its finest observing a snake, deer, and the rolling sand hills to name a few.  Members enjoyed a race down a giant sand dune and a view of Lake Michigan.  Before boarding the bus, they were able to spend some time in the nature center where they enjoyed the bird observation room.  St. Mary’s Environmental Club is open to children in grades 3-8.  The club works to teach children about the importance of keeping nature safe and taking care of the environment.

Principal Ruiz takes a quick look at the map to make sure the group was on the right trail.

Kyra Martinez took a break during the hike to empty the sand from her shoes that was accumulated from hiking up and down the dunes.

Charles Sabers, Logan Beaver, and Grant Gard were part of the lead group on the hiking expedition.

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight.  St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by leading-edge technology.  All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as Academic Team, Chess Club, Science Olympiad, Scouts, Environmental Club, WSMW News Cast, athletics and more.  To learn more about enrollment at St. Mary’s School or schedule a personal tour, visit or call 219.663.0676.



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