Park Offers Fall Programs for Home School Families

This fall, the St. Joseph County Parks invite home school families to investigate the mysterious “Case of the Broken Shell!”

Three programs will take place in the Brown Barn at St. Patrick’s County Park from 10:00am to 11:30am. The fee is $3 per child.

Wednesday, September 13: Explore the “crime scene” and figure out what animal the broken shell belonged to. Then canoe across the pond to gather clues about who broke the shell!

Wednesday, October 25: Examine the clues inside the mystery boxes to determine what animal group the shell-breaker belonged to! Use binoculars and compare animal silhouettes to gather more information about the suspects.

Wednesday, November 15: Go on a hike to look for the shell-breaker’s home, and discover the solution to the mystery! Make a souvenir button to take home as a reward for solving the case.

Registration is required by the Monday prior to the program. To register or get directions, please call 574/654-3155. Program content is geared towards students five through ten years old.

However, older and younger students are welcome to register as well. Please note that children age seven and under must be accompanied by an adult in the canoes.

Life jackets are required at all times. We do not have life jackets for children weighing less than 30 lbs.

St. Patrick’s County Park is located on Laurel Road, west of US 933 and north of Auten Road in South Bend.

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