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June 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Nature Center West Wing
Join us for a special morning of activities for children five and under! Meet beetles, butterflies and bugs of all kinds. Catch bugs with a net, hear a bug story, sample a tasty snack, explore the discover room and play on the playground! Registration and payment are required by June 17.
June 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Brown Barn
What's the secret to the perfect outdoor experience? Just add water! Join other Boomers and kayak the scenic waterways of the St. Joseph River. Trips average 4-5 miles. Available for both seasoned paddlers and wet-behind-the-ears beginners. This program will be held on Thursdays June 20, 27, July 11 and 18th.
Registration & payment are required by June 14.
June 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fragomeni Shelter
Bring the family out to the park for kids' games and activities, story corner, nature station, and portable disc golf. Pizza and beverages provided by Papa John's. Proceeds to benefit WNIT. For more information call 574-675-9648 or go to www.wnit.org. Organized and sponsored by WNIT, Papa John's Pizza, Better World Books and St. Joseph County Parks.
June 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM @ Harvest Room
Bring the kids for a walk through the forest to read our newest installment in our StoryWalk® series: Over in the Forest by Marianne Berkes. After our walk we will make our own forest scene out o paper cut-outs, just like in the book! Space is limited, and registration is required by June 24. Recommended for ages ten and under.
June 28, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Fee: $25/canoe, up to 3 people
Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. Afterwards relax by a campfire and enjoy a s’more. Not recommended for children 3 and under. Registration and payment are required by June 26.
June 28, 2019, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Nature Center West Wing
Who doesn’t love watching fireflies light up the sky?
We will learn what makes these insects “glow.”
Bring your family and watch nature’s own light show
put on by lightning bugs. Registration and payment
are required by June 26.
June 29, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Fragomeni Shelter
Join South Bend’s own United Youth Theatre
for a one-of-a-kind sweet summer adventure!
Get your golden ticket at the Fragomeni
Shelter, then follow the trail, meeting
characters like Charlie, Willy Wonka and
the singing, dancing Oompa Loompas on
the way. At the end of the trail, turn in your
golden ticket for a tasty chocolate treat!
Advance registration is recommended at $3.00; cost is
$4.00 at the door.
To register call 574-654-3155.
June 30, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Brown Barn
Paddlefest canoe and kayak events are geared
toward both beginner and advanced paddling
abilities. Races are held for all ages. This
event is sponsored by Michiana Watershed,
Inc. and St. Joseph County Parks. For more
information, visit paddlefest.org.