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YPN Wake Up Wednesday: St. Patrick's Park

Date: May 22, 2019
Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Location:  Show map ND- LEEF at St. Patrick's County Park
50651 Laurel Rd.
South Bend, IN 46637
Contact: Briana StinerPhone: 574-400-4010Email:


Join us for coffee on your way to work with our new event Wake Up Wednesday on May 22! So many of you had such a wonderful time at the first Wake Up Wednesday at the Inn at Saint Mary's and heard you loud and clear and will be bringing you this event every other month since you loved it so much! This format is similar to our YP@5 events where you show up anytime within the event time-frame (7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.), exchange a business card or ten, and make some connections!
This event does not have any agenda to it... it is built purely to offer an opportunity for you to start your morning off the right way, with coffee and meaningful connections.

This time we will be at the ND-LEEF facility at St. Patrick's County Park, where you will be able to not only network with young professionals but also learn more about programs there and watch the eagle nest cam. 

There will be a short presentation on the eagles and other programs offered from 8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. 
*You do not have to make it for the presentation in order to attend! Come on by any time from 7:30-9:00 a.m. and stay as long as you can! (Even if it is only for 10 minutes or so.)

Registration is not required but please RSVP at the link below. 


For questions about this event or any other event hosted by YPN South Bend, please reach out to Briana Stiner. 


MORE ABOUT OUR HOST: ND- LEEF at St. Patrick's County Park

In Nest Cam Eagle Head 1

In the spring of 2015, two bald eagles took over an existing red-tailed hawk nest at the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF)at St. Patrick's County Park and fledged one eaglet. The eagles at ND-LEEF, as well as a pair from Potato Creek State Park, were the first successful bald eagle nests ever recorded in St. Joseph County. Our eagles have returned to build up their nest in the winters of 2016 (one eaglet hatched), 2017 (two eaglets hatched) and 2018 (two eaglets hatched). Installed in Fall 2017, our live, in-nest camera is mounted above the bald eagle nest; therefore viewers can now watch the nest being built, eggs being laid and incubated, and the eaglets as they hatch and reach the fledging stage! 

In the Midwest, bald eagles typically lay two eggs in late February or early March. The eggs take approximately 35 days to hatch. Eagles are some of the fastest growing birds and the eaglets will be almost fully grown and ready to fly in mid-June. So they will be fine to watch in May! Eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act with guidelines on minimizing nest disturbance.

Please park your vehicles in the St. Patrick's County Park Red Barn parking lot and walk to the Morrison Family Pavilion, entering from the path from the north of the pavilion.  CLICK FOR MAP