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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."

Winter Programs

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

Lindenwood (Now OPEN year around!) 
Nature Lecture Series (Starts in December)
Free Cocoa Fridays (December-February, Lindenwood)
Pokémon GO! Meet Ups (starting in December)
Wild Walkers 2017 Kick-off (Jan. 6)
Skins, Bones and Unknowns (Jan. 21)
Selling Your Homemade Edibles (Feb. 4)
Birdwatching on the Trails (Feb. 5)
Screen Printing (Feb. 6)
Gardening Under Glass (Feb. 11)
Foods from your Kitchen (Feb. 25)

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

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Salomon Farm Park, 
817 W. Dupont Rd.

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. Join us at Salomon Farm for this kick-off meeting and first walk of the new year. We will have the 2017 hiking schedules available. For planning purposes, please let us know if you plan to attend the kick-off by calling Kellie at 427-6005 or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, January 2. 

 The 2017 schedule is now available: 2017 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
Mother Earth News         

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Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers

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