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Reptile Weekend

Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek
Binder Park Zoo and the Michigan Society of Herpetologists (MSH) are proud to once again feature Michigan’s largest Reptile Weekend event held at Binder Park Zoo! Members from the Michigan Society of Herpetologists will share insight on the many misconceptions that plague reptiles and amphibians. This fascinating event, geared towards both kids and adults, will allow reptile enthusiasts to see and touch over 100 different reptiles and amphibians from around the world! For more information, call (269) 979-1351 or visit

Binder Park Zoo
(269) 979-1351

Sneak Peek Science

ETHOS Science Center 2521 Industrial Pkwy., Elkhart
Visit ETHOS Science Center Sneak Peek Science Night on February 20th for "Grossology". Family friendly activities includes ALL THINGS GROSS and so much more! Hope you can join us. 3rd Thursday of each month. March 20 "Holograms" April 17 "Robotics" May 15 "C.S.I." June 19 "Music" July (4H fair) "BOOM" August 21 Our 1st ADULT Only event "Fermentation" September 18 "Mars"

Dee Dee McAllister

NNN Garden Walk 2012

Jul 21, 2012 9-6

1005 Portage Avenue, Corner of California and Portage Avenue
Thirteen unique outdoor garden spaces will be on display, reflecting the creativity and ingenuity of the residents of one of South Bend’s oldest and most distinctive neighborhoods. To learn more visit

Karen Ainsley 574-232-9182

Insights in History - Flowers, Stone, and Blood (Meal): A History of the Oliver Mansion Grounds

Aug 1, 2012 1:30pm

Center for History, South Bend, IN
Center for History Curator Kristie Erickson talks about the history of the Oliver Gardens. A guided tour of
the Historic Oliver Gardens will be offered. Admission is $3 or $1 for members, and reservations are
required by July 30.

Marilyn Thompson

Stewardship Day - Shrubs for Wildlife

Apr 12, 2012 6:30-8PM

Riverbend Park, 511 E Warren, Middlebury, IN
Meet at Riverbend Park to learn about native shrubs that can be used to attract wildlife and provide bank stabilization.
We will then plant a variety of shrubs along the edge of the pond and beside the Little Elkhart River.

Middlebury Parks Department