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Upcoming Events

Elkhart Environmental Center

Plastic Free July Party

Elkhart, IN EDT
Visit the EEC on Saturday, July 9th to celebrate Plastic Free July! Learn how to reduce your plastic use, discover alternatives to single-use plastics, participate in kids’ activities, and make an upcycled t-shirt tote bag! … read more

Bat House Workshop & Hike

Elkhart, IN EDT
Come out to the EEC on Friday, July 15th for a family-friendly evening of bat appreciation! Build your very own bat house to install at home, learn about the bats that live in our area and the benefits they provide, and take… read more

EEC Open House

Elkhart, IN EDT
Curious about what the EEC has to offer? Want to explore our trails and get up close and personal with the nature at our site? Come to our Open House event on July 23rd! Visitors will be able to tour our Cabin and trails, en… read more

EnviroFest 2022

Elkhart, IN EDT
Joins us for the Elkhart Environmental Center's 25th 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

Bicycle Bonanza

Bicycle Bonanza

Elkhart, IN
Join Elkhart County Parks for a family-friendly bike ride from Ox Bow Park to the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) and back! The group will take a break at the EEC for snacks, guided hikes, and more! Bike ride starts at 6:00 PM.
Friday, May 20 2022 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Environmental Book Exchange

Environmental Book Exchange

Elkhart, IN
The Elkhart Environmental Center and the Elkhart Public Library are partnering to bring community members together with an environmental book exchange! Join us at the EEC on Saturday, April 23rd anytime between 10 AM and 12 PM for an open house-style eco-book swap where you can pick up secondhand b…
Saturday, April 23 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Recycled Bird Feeder Workshop

Recycled Bird Feeder Workshop

Elkhart, IN
Bring kids to our pavilion on Friday to create a bird feeder out of recycled materials! The cost of this program is $1 per person and advance registration is required. Registration must be completed Thursday, May 12th in order to attend. *This activity involves peanut butter
Friday, May 13 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Seed Bomb Workshop

Seed Bomb Workshop

Elkhart, IN
Get ready for Mother’s Day by coming out to the EEC on Saturday, May 7th for a DIY seed bomb workshop! Visitors can stop by anytime between 10 AM and 12 PM to create native wildflower seed bombs for moms, grandmas, and other special people in their lives while learning about the importance of nativ…
Saturday, May 7 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Nature Play Days

Nature Play Days

Elkhart, IN
Bring the kids out to the EEC on Tuesday, June 7th and Friday, June 10th for some fun and FREE nature play! As part of the Indiana Children and Nature Network’s Nature Play Days campaign, we will be offering both guided and self-led nature activities to encourage kids to get outdoors and enjoy time…
Tue, Jun 7 2022 10:00 AM Fri, Jun 10 2022 11:30 AM

Recycled Father's Day Card Program

Recycled Father's Day Card Program

Elkhart, IN
Come out to the EEC on Saturday, June 18th anytime between 10 AM and 12 PM to make a card for loved ones with recycled materials! Discover what interesting and creative cards you can create with old cardboard, scrap paper, buttons, used holiday ribbons, and more while learning about the importance …
Saturday, June 18 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt

Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt

Elkhart, IN
Welcome the spring season back with a fun scavenger hunt at the EEC on Tuesday, May 17th! Stop by anytime between 2 PM and 5 PM to pick up a scavenger hunt sheet from our Visitors’ Cabin and search our trails for singing birds, emerging wildflowers, budding trees, and more. This event is free and …
Tuesday, May 17 2022 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

Migratory Bird Hike

Migratory Bird Hike

Elkhart, IN
Join us on Tuesday, May 10th for a birding hike around the EEC! Learn about migratory species that visit our area and what the migration process entails for our feathered friends. On a hike led by the South Bend Elkhart Audubon Society, see what species you can spot visiting the EEC! Field guide p…
Tuesday, May 10 2022 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Gardening for Wildlife Workshop

Gardening for Wildlife Workshop

Elkhart, IN
Join us at the EEC on Saturday, May 28th for our Gardening for Wildlife Workshop! Learn how to design your yard and landscaping in ways that will benefit local wildlife from guest speaker Aaron Stump of the Indiana Wildlife Federation. After an information-filled presentation, put your new knowledg…
Saturday, May 28 2022 12:30 PM 3:00 PM

Oriole Feeder Workshop

Oriole Feeder Workshop

Elkhart, IN
Join us at the EEC on Thursday, May 5th at 5:30 PM for our family-friendly Oriole Feeder Workshop! Attendees will put together their very own feeder using a simple kit and learn about the orioles that migrate through our area each spring and fall. All materials and tools will be provided. The cost…
Thursday, May 5 2022 5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Elkhart Environmental Center

Mailing Address

1717 E Lusher Ave, Elkhart, IN 46516
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