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Upcoming Events

Elkhart Environmental Center

Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Workshop (Info Session) ~ Session #1

Elkhart, IN EDT
Learn all about installing and maintaining rain gardens and rain barrels at this informational workshop in April! Elkhart Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting this session about conserving water in your own y… read more

Bat House Workshop ~ Thursday Session

Elkhart, IN EDT
Back by popular demand, we are hosting our Bat House Workshops once again this spring! We will be hosting two sessions - one on Thursday, April 25th and the other on Friday, April 26th – at the EEC, with both being held from… read more

Bat House Workshop ~ Friday Session

Elkhart, IN EDT
Back by popular demand, we are hosting our Bat House Workshops once again this spring! We will be hosting two sessions - one on Thursday, April 25th and the other on Friday, April 26th – at the EEC, with both being held from… read more

Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Workshop (Info Session) ~ Session #2

Elkhart, IN EDT
Learn all about installing and maintaining rain gardens and rain barrels at this informational workshop in April! Elkhart Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting this session about conserving water in your own y… read more

The Art of Mushroom Foraging: A Beginner's Guide at the EEC

Elkhart, IN EDT
Join us for a brief, hands-on, educational workshop on safely identifying and foraging local wild mushrooms. Learn about a few seasonal mushrooms and tips for finding them on a guided hike with the EEC's AmeriCorps members!

Gardening for Wildlife Workshop

Elkhart, IN EDT
Looking to make your yard more than just a yard? Join the Indiana Wildlife Federation at the Elkhart Environmental Center on Saturday, May 11th, to learn how to transform your space into a wildlife-friendly area to help supp… read more

Upcycled Hummingbird Feeder Workshop

Elkhart, IN EDT
Test out your crafting skills and learn about some of our tiniest feathered friends at our Upcycled Hummingbird Feeder Workshop at the Elkhart Environmental Center on May 15th! Guests will learn all about one of our summer v… read more

The How & Why of Migration

Elkhart, IN EDT
Join local naturalist and avian enthusiast Jan McGowan at the Elkhart Environmental Center on Saturday, May 18th to learn all about bird migration! Discover the reasons behind migration and uncover how birds are able to enga… read more

Build-a-Barrel Workshop

Elkhart, IN EDT
Join Elkhart County Soil & Water Conservation District at the Elkhart Environmental Center on Tuesday, May 21st for our Build-a-Barrel Workshop! Attendees will build their own rain barrel and learn about its role in conservi… read more

EnviroFest 2024

Elkhart, IN EDT
Joins us for the Elkhart Environmental Center's 27th EnviroFest event! Brought to you by Elkhart Parks & Recreation, and WVPE, EnviroFest will feature food vendors, environmental booths, silent auction, live music, kids' are… read more
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Past Events

Wood Duck House Workshop

Wood Duck House Workshop

Elkhart, IN
Join us at the Elkhart Environmental Center on Saturday, March 9th  for our Wood Duck House Workshop! Attendees will learn about the life history of this beautiful duck species and discover what it takes to build, install, and maintain a nesting box for these birds to help with conservation efforts…
Saturday, March 9 2024 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

House Wren Box Workshop

House Wren Box Workshop

Elkhart, IN
Discover the interesting lives and habits of one of our native bird species at our House Wren Box Workshop at the Elkhart Environmental Center on Friday, March 22nd! Learn about some of the fascinating nesting habits of this tiny but mighty bird, find out what you can do in your own backyard to hel…
Friday, March 22 2024 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Bluebird Box Workshop - Friday Session

Bluebird Box Workshop - Friday Session

Elkhart, IN
Learn about the life and habits of one of our most eye-catching bird species, the Eastern Bluebird, at our Bluebird Box Workshops this winter! To accommodate more bird lovers, we will be hosting the workshop on TWO nights: Thursday, February 22nd and Friday, February 23rd; both sessions will be hel…
Friday, February 23 2024 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Winter Wildlife

Winter Wildlife

Elkhart, IN
Come out to the Elkhart Environmental Center on Saturday, December 16th to discover the secrets of wildlife during winter! Learn how different animals use different adaptations to survive the harsh conditions of the winter months, find out how to look for and identify signs of wildlife in nature, a…
Saturday, December 16 2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Taller de Comederos de Orioles Reciclados ~ Sesión en Español

Taller de Comederos de Orioles Reciclados ~ Sesión en Español

Elkhart, IN
Únase a nosotros en el Centro Ambiental de Elkhart este mes de abril para nuestro Taller de Comedero Reciclado de Oriole. Este año, vamos an organizar dos talleres para dar cabida a más invitados: una sesión de Inglés el jueves, 11 de abril y una sesión de español el viernes, 12 de abril. Ambas ses…
Friday, April 12 2024 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Bluebird House Workshop - Thursday Session

Bluebird House Workshop - Thursday Session

Elkhart, IN
Learn about the life and habits of one of our most eye-catching bird species, the Eastern Bluebird, at our Bluebird Box Workshops this winter! To accommodate more bird lovers, we will be hosting the workshop on TWO nights: Thursday, February 22nd and Friday, February 23rd; both sessions will be hel…
Thursday, February 22 2024 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Eco-Valentine's Day

Eco-Valentine's Day

Elkhart, IN
Come out to the EEC on Saturday, February 10th to celebrate Valentine’s Day in an eco-friendly fashion! Stop by any time between 12 PM and 2 PM to make recycled and nature-themed valentines for friends, family, and wildlife, enjoy some holiday treats, and explore our site on a winter-themed nature …
Saturday, February 10 2024 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Solar Eclipse Party

Solar Eclipse Party

Elkhart, IN
Celebrate the 2024 solar eclipse with us at the Elkhart Environmental Center on April 8th! Enjoy themed snacks and music as we prepare to view the eclipse from the EEC. Eclipse glasses will be provided to all attendees for safe viewing during the event. All ages are welcome to join in the fun! Reg…
Monday, April 8 2024 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Recycled Oriole Feeder Workshop ~ English Session

Recycled Oriole Feeder Workshop ~ English Session

Elkhart, IN
Join us at the Elkhart Environmental Center this April for our returning Recycled Oriole Feeder Workshop! This year, we will be hosting two workshops to accommodate more guests: an English session on Thursday, April 11th and a Spanish session on Friday, April 12th. Both sessions will be held from 5…
Thursday, April 11 2024 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Natural Egg Dyeing Workshop

Natural Egg Dyeing Workshop

Elkhart, IN
Experiment with colors from nature at our Natural Egg-Dyeing Workshop on Sunday, March 24th at the Elkhart Environmental Center! Stop by our Visitor’s Cabin between 12 PM and 2 PM to try out different dye baths made from items like cabbage, beets, spices, and more. Attendees will leave with a few o…
Sunday, March 24 2024 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Elkhart Environmental Center

Mailing Address

1717 E Lusher Ave, Elkhart, IN 46516
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