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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education's mission:

"To preserve the beauty of Fort Wayne's natural areas and parks; to promote outdoor recreation and education with classes and programs offered to the general public; provide events and programs designed to promote cultural enrichment."

Fall Programs

Check out the Fall Fun Times for information about the following or Register NOW.

Lindenwood (Now OPEN year around!) 
Wild Walkers 2017 
Hurshtown Reservoir 
Trek the Trails (May-September)
Historic Boat Tours (5/21-9/28)
Farmers' Market at Salomon Farm Park (June 7-September 6/Wednesdays only)
Hikes, Bikes & Birds (Monthly through November)
Little Explorers Science Series (Monthly through November)
Allen County Trailblazers (Sept. 7)
Intro to Dragon Boat Racing (August/September)
Water Filtration and Sewage Treatment Plant Tours (Sept./Oct./Nov.)
All About Boating Safety (Sept/Oct)
Nature Hikes with the Naturalist (Sept/Oct.)
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown: Riverfront FW (September 10)
Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival (Sept. 22/23)
Troop Beverly Hills (September 30)
Fall Colors Paddle Social (Oct. 7)
Handmade Homemade Sale (Oct. 15)
Audubon Society Fall Bird Watching (Oct. 22)
Intro to Winter Hiking (Nov. 11)
Christmas on the Farm (Dec. 2)

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 pose for a group picture

Wild Walkers  

2nd and 4th Fridays of each month

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. The 2017 schedule is posted below:


The 2017 schedule is now available: 2017 Wild Walker Schedule

Links to Nature Groups/Activities:

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Rivergreenway

Botanical Conservatory
Franke Day Camp
ACRES
IDNR
Allen County Partnership for Water Quality
St. Joe River Watch Institute
Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District
Little River Wetlands Project
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
Trees Indiana
Mother Earth News         

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Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Birds
Mammals 
Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers
Trees

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