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Parks & Recreation - Calendar of Events

  1. Pollinator Power!

    June 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - June 25, 2021, 2:30 PM @ Hurwich Shelter

    Entering 3rd-4th Grade (Age 8-9) Explore the world through the eyes of pollinators! Discover the variety of animals that pollinate and find out how they help not only our ecosystems but help us too! From Monarch Migration to "What's for Dinner?, play games and do fun pollinator activities!

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  2. Prairie Strolls - Bendix Woods County Park - Nature Center

    June 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Nature Center West Wing

    Enjoy a stroll through the prairies at Bendix Woods County Park. Watch the progression of wildflowers and grasses and learn about the insects and animals which call the prairie home.

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  3. Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River

    June 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ St. Patrick’s County Park

    Explore the trails along the St. Joseph River and discover how important this unique habitat is for everything from beavers to dragonflies. Pick up a map at the gatehouse or the White Barn and set off on this self-guided adventure. Complete the challenge for a chance to win a box of eight maple chocolate truffles!

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  4. Whoa! It's a BioBlitz on the Lower St. Joe!

    June 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ St. Patrick’s County Park

    Join us in a month-long "Celebrate the St. Joe BioBlitz!" on the iNaturalist app. Find as many species as you can along the lower St. Joseph River! Record them in the app and help scientists learn more about the biodiversity of the river while you and your family enjoy the outdoors! A Citizen Science project to help identify plants and animals living along the St. Joseph River. City of South Bend Venues & Parks, Berrien County Parks, Elkhart County Parks, and St. Joseph County Parks. Download the FREE iNaturalist app on your smartphone. Create an account Go to "More" and select "Projects" in the App Tap the magnifying glass and search for "Celebrate the St. Joe BioBlitz" Tap "Join" to participate in the project.

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