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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."

Summer Programs

Check out the Summer 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 (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 

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 pose for a group picture

Questions? Contact Karla Yauchler, 260.427.6008.

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
Mother Earth News         

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Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers

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