Rum Village Programs

Get close to nature this winter with Rum Village Sunday Programs! Are you interested in animals, trees or simply intrigued by nature itself?  Bring the entire family or come by yourself and enjoy this beautiful park in the heart of South Bend.

January 5:  Winter Birds
We’ll meet in the auditorium and learn about the birds visiting the feeders.

January 12:  South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society Meeting & Presentation

January 19:  The Mighty St. Joe
The St. Joseph River has a fascinating history.  We’ll look at it’s past, present, and promising future.

January 26:  Snow Animals
Bring the kids out and we’ll all head outside to create snow animals. Dress warm and hope for snow!

February 2:  Elbel Park & Golf Course Hike*
Tickets are required.  Grab your free tickets here! *There will be no hike at Rum Village Park today.  Nature Center will be closed.

February 9:  South Bend-Elkhart Audubon Society Meeting & Presentation

February 16:  Reptiles and Amphibians
See the frogs, toads, salamander, turtles and snakes that call Rum Village Nature Center home!

February 23:  Winter Hike
Get your boots on and join us for a walk through the winter woods.

March 1: The “Comeback Kids”
Not long ago, many of our area animals were seldom or never seen. Now things have greatly improved. Stop in the nature center to learn about these local animal success stories.

March 8:  Winter Scavenger Hunt
We will have a list of things we’ll be searching for as we hike the Rum Village woods. Bring out the family and see if we can find them all!

March 15:  The Cusp of Spring
We’re on the edge of the spring awakening.  We’ll look for early signs of the plants and animals that may already be active!

March 22:  Family Passport to Play – Nature Hike
Unplug from those computers and video games and enjoy the great outdoors! You will love getting close to nature on this hike! Bring the whole family.

March 29:  Spring is Here
Now that it is officially spring, we’ll search for reptiles, amphibians, birds and plants that are taking advantage of this long-awaited seasonal change.