Purdue University Northwest American Sign Language Club partners with Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for community event
The Purdue University Northwest American Sign Language Club and the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center will co-host the first American Sign Language (ASL) game day from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49.
The event is open to hearing and non-hearing members of the community and will offer participants the opportunity to learn new signs through interactive games led by PNW ASL faculty members.
Children will learn about the Indiana Dunes, discover what it takes to become an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore junior ranger and have a chance to earn prizes by participating in activities or finding hidden Mickey Mouse symbols in the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center Art Walk murals.
ASL users and new comers are welcome
Guests are encouraged to communicate using ASL during the event. Primary language for the event is ASL, with interpretation into spoken English.
“This event is a great way for sign language users to learn about the Indiana Dunes and enjoy an afternoon of fun programming,” said Sarah Maddox, ASL game day coordinator and PNW ASL Club member. “It also provides a wonderful opportunity for those who want to gain some knowledge and put it into practice.”
Information about this event or the ASL program at PNW can be obtained by contacting Karen Donah, continuing lecturer of American Sign Language, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Indiana Dunes
Maddox explained that hosting the ASL Game Day event is a continuation of Indiana Dunes Tourism efforts to bring together community members to the Indiana Dunes.
Earlier this year, brochures were created to highlight the Indiana Dunes and Porter County in 11 foreign languages. These brochures are available at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and are provided to companies hosting international business guests.