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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 (OPEN year around!) 
Hurshtown Reserovir (Open through October 14)
Wild Walkers  
Lawton Skate Park Clean Ups (2nd Sunday of every month)
Night Hikes with the Naturalist (June, July, August)
MD and ME Walk n Learn (Monthly)
Themed Trail Hikes (June, July, August)
Trek the Trails (May-August)
River Camp (7/30-8/3)
Concert on the Farm: Adam Strack opening for The Hubie Ashcraft Band (August 19)
Salomon Farmers' Market (June 6-September 5/Wednesdays from 4-7 pm)
Handmade Homemade Sale (October 21)
Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival (September 14 & 15)
Little Roots: Culinary Classes for Preschoolers (August-November)
Cook Your Own Adventure: Culinary Series for Elementary (September-November)
Natural Dye Workshop (October 6)
Wood Applique (October)
Prohibition Kitchen: Mixology Basic Series (September)
Prohibition Kitchen: LEGENDary Cocktails (October 29)
Baking with Sweets So Greek (October)
Fundamentals of Pie Baking (October 20)
The Art of Holiday Pies with Sweets so Geek (November 10)
Audubon Society Fall Bird Watching (October 28)
Kids' Halloween Hike (October 28)
Fall Foliage Hike (September-November)

 

Activities on our Riverfront! Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne for additional information.

Young Paddlers Club (June, July & August)
Riverfront Fort Wayne Paddle Socials (June, July, August)
Riverfront Boat Tours (June-September)
Panoramic Riverfront Tour on Sweet Breeze (July & August)
Riverfront Walking Tours (June, July, August)
Birdwatching on Our Urban Rivers (August-November)
Storytime on the Riverfront (June, July, August)
Riverfront Cleanups (June, July, August)
Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown: Riverfront FW (September 9)
Riverfront Walking Tour (August 25)
Troop Beverly Hills (September 29)
Star Parties on the Riverfront (August 10)
Young Naturalist Series (September-November)


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!

On-Going

Wild Walkers Pokagon Group Shot

Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague

Wild Walkers 2018

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. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions. 

2018 Wild Walkers 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         

 
Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Birds
Mammals 
Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers
Trees

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