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Nature Oriented Programs

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Summer Programs

For nature enthusiasts check out:  the Summer Fun Times for additional details on the programs listed below:

Register on-line for programs/events 

Outdoor Oriented Classes & Programs

Needle Felting Workshop (Classes March-May)
Therapeutic and Adaptive Gardening (4/7-5/26)
Hurshtown Reservoir (NOW OPEN)
Trek the Trails (Tuesdays, 6 pm, starting in May-August)
Lindenwood (NOW OPEN)
Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration! (5/13 & 5/14)
Catching Rain Fort Wayne Native Plant Sale & Monarch Waystation Planting (5/28)

The Hammer Heads (5/28, 6/18, 7/16)
Kids' Fishing Derby (6/4)
3 Rivers Federal Credit Union's Pedal, Paddle and Play (6/11)
Draft Horse 101 (6/11)
Franke Park Day Camp (6/13-July 29)
Farmin' Fun Day Camp (6/13-July 29)
Kids Wilderness Survival Skills Courses (classes in June and July)
Saturday Hike or Bike Trail Excursions (4th Saturdays, 9 am, June-September)

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River Camp (7/5-7/8) Please note, a confirmation notice will be sent by June 20th. Please contact Karla Yauchler, 260.427.6008 for further information. 
How to Thin Iris Bulbs (7/16)
70th Annual Big Pow-Wow (8/2)
Concert on the Farm (8/21)
Salomon Farmers' Market (June 8-September 7)

Looking for something NEW and OUTDOORS?

Try Outdoor Bootcamp Basics on the Wells Street Bridge!  The class will meet Mondays/Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Sign up today!


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Join us on Facebook!

We just created a new Facebook page just for the School Children's Flower and Vegetable Association program!  Like our page today and learn more as the season progresses on growing vegetables, cut flowers, herbs and potted plants!


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Wild Walkers 
2nd & 4th Fridays 

Share your knowledge of nature as you explore some of northeast Indiana’s finest outdoor areas in this nature-oriented group. Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. 

Questions? Contact Karla Yauchler, 260.427.6008. 

2016 Wild Walker Schedule

Lindenwood Nature Preserve

Lindenwood Field Trips

Lindenwood Nature Preserve is a 110-acre wooded park, featuring four hiking trails of varying lengths (one is
wheelchair and stroller accessible). Take an educational journey with our Naturalist, do a pond study, and/or roast a hot dog around the campfire.

Venue(s): Lindenwood Nature Park
Contact: Karla Yauchler, (260) 427-6008
Fees: $2 per student/hour. Teachers, parents and chaperones are free
Grades Offered: Pre-K to Adult Programs
Length: 1-2 hours
Lunch Space: Yes
Bus Parking: Yes
Maximum Group Size: 40
Salomon Farm Park
Salomon Farm Park Field Trips

Salomon Farm Park is a 170-acre park that offers a glimpse of life on the farm! Your students can enjoy hands-on time with animals, while learning about composting, gardening and farming life back in the old days. A wagon ride is available upon request. If you have a specific area of interest on the farm it can also be worked into the tour, too.

Venue(s): Salomon Farm Park
Contact: Karla Yauchler; (260) 427-6008
Fees: $3 per student/hour. Teachers, parents and chaperones are free
Grades Offered: Pre-K to Adult Programs
Length: 1-2 hours
Lunch Space: Yes
Bus Parking: Yes
Maximum Group Size: 100

Nature Programs at Other Fort Wayne Parks!

Our Naturalists will meet you and your group for field trip and outings at other area parks too! Want to explore Franke Park or Buckner Park? Let us know which park you would like to explore and we’ll see what we can do!

Hurshtown Reservoir

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