Calendar of Events

For Outdoor Fun, check out these workshops, nature programs, family activities and more!
For information or to register for events, phone 574-654-3155 or email bendixwoods@sjcparks.org.
All programs have a minimum and maximum registration number; register early!
  1. Mon Jun. 21 - Fri Jun. 25

    Pollinator Power! 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!
  2. Thu Jun. 24

    Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River 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!
  3. Thu Jun. 24

    Whoa! It's a BioBlitz on the Lower St. Joe! 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 ...
  4. Fri Jun. 25

    Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River 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!
  5. Fri Jun. 25

    Whoa! It's a BioBlitz on the Lower St. Joe! 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 ...
  6. Sat Jun. 26

    Studebaker Letters Clean-Up Volunteer Days We are in need of volunteers to help with the clean-up of the Studebaker Letters. Volunteers will be needed to drag downed branches and limbs from the letters to designated areas so they can be hauled away. Please wear long pants, gloves, and a long-sleeved shirt as you may be exposed to poison ivy. Sturdy closed-toed shoes are also recommended. Bring water and a picnic lunch if you wish to eat afterward. Please park in the parking lot south of the Glenn Bauer Shelter. If you are able to a...
  1. Sat Jun. 26

    Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River 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!
  2. Sat Jun. 26

    Whoa! It's a BioBlitz on the Lower St. Joe! 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 ...
  3. Sun Jun. 27

    Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River 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!
  4. Sun Jun. 27

    Whoa! It's a BioBlitz on the Lower St. Joe! 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 ...
  5. Mon Jun. 28

    Ripples and Reflections: A Self-Guided Orienteering Challenge Along the River 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!
  6. Mon Jun. 28

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