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Nature & History
Big Trees of St. Joseph County
Learn more about the Big Tree Program and the celebration of native trees in St. Joseph County.
Indiana Master Naturalist
Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) Program provides participants (18 years or older) with hands-on classes to learn about the natural history and resources of Indiana.
Outdoor Adventures Nature Camps
Make new friends and memories during Outdoor Adventures day camp. You’ll splash, hike and paddle your way to adventurous outdoor fun!
School & Scout
St. Joseph County Parks Interpretive Programs are dedicated to helping students learn about their natural and cultural environments.
Support of School Programs
Help the parks, help the community.
Sugar Camp Days
Watch sap cook into syrup, enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast (a New Carlisle Lion’s Club fundraiser), tour the sugar bush, purchase home-made baked goods made with pure maple syrup, enjoy family music and much more!
Pages from a children’s picture book are displayed along a trail for families to read as they walk. Simple activities ideas accompany the book pages promoting discussion about the plants and animals families might see along the trail or within the park. The project encourages early literacy, outdoor activity, nature awareness and spending time with family.
Want to see your picture on the cover of our seasonal Activity Guide? Photograph through the seasons and capture the beauty of your local county parks for the 2021 St. Joseph County Parks Photography Contest! From leisurely smartphone snapshots to professional level works of art, participants of all levels are welcome to submit their photographs.