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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."

Spring Programs

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

Needle Felting Workshop (Classes March-May)
Therapeutic and Adaptive Gardening (4/7-5/26)
Hurshtown Reservoir (May 3-opens for the season)
Trek the Trails (Tuesdays, 6 pm, starting in May-August)
Lindenwood (May 5-opens for the season)
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)
River Camp (7/5-7/8)
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)

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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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Questions? Contact Amy Hicks 260.427.6005 or 
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2016 Wild Walker Schedule


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Links to Nature Groups/Activities:


Botanical Conservatory
Franke Day Camp
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
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Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers

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