Friday, May 11 6:30 p.m. until Saturday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.
Our annual family-friendly bash includes hikes for all ages and interests, booths with hands-on interactive activities, good food and camping overnight for those who desire.

Adults: $5 for one activity; $10 for Saturday; $15 for Friday night through Saturday

Kids through college students: $5 any time all weekend.

Weekend registration includes Saturday breakfast and lunch. Saturday registration includes lunch. 

NatureFest activity descriptions

NatureFest online registration form

NatureFest 2012

6:30 p.m.

Registration opens; set up your tent.

7:15 – 8:45 p.m.    

Canoeing OR
Shrub Carr Adventure

9 p.m.

Campfire OR
Night Hike

7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.


8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Thomas Woods Hike

8:30 a.m.

Turtle Trot 5-K

9:15 a.m.

Welcome by the Wetland

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Choose from:
Warbler Workshop
Wild Edibles Hike
Kids with Ken: Nature Games and Activities
Wetland Monitering Training

11 a.m.  – 1 p.m.

Festival Hours: Lunch is served in the pavilion along with the a healthy dose of good fiddle music. Canoeing and geocaching stations are open.

  • Make a Miniature Earth House
  • Sew a recycled bag
  • Hold a turtle at the Elkhart River Alliance booth
  • See wildflowers with a veteran seed collector
  • Meet a representative from ACRES Land Trust
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Choose from:
Wild Edibles Hike
Dip and Squish
Driving Tour of Merry Lea

2:45 p.m. Miami Corn Planting Ceremony




Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 12:15