April 2019 The Dunes-Calumet Audubon was just awarded a National Audubon Collaborative Grant to assist with the Dunes area saw-whet owl migration banding program. This program brings migratory owl research, conservation, and education to upwards of 2,000 people each fall in the Indiana Dunes area. Sponsored by Indiana Audubon and Shirley Heinze Land Trust, the expanded owl banding education and conservation grant with Dunes-Calumet Audubon will bring educational programming to school classrooms this fall, including park waivers for children to visit the owl banding station with their families. Additionally, live owls from Humane Indiana Wildlife will be on display during banding nights each Saturday in October and November with the grant funding. We thank National Audubon for this great grant and look forward to sharing more news as we enter the summer.