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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!) 
Wild Walkers  
Numerous cooking classes for kids, teens and adults
Draft Horse 101
Horseback Riding Camp
Native vs. Invasive Plants
Salomon Farmers' Market (June 5-September 4)
Native Plant Sale
Fiber Arts Celebration
Concert on the Farm
Tots and Pots
The Hammer Heads: Blacksmithing for Youth
Farmers in Training Orientation
Maple, Oak or Elm?
Birdwatching Basics
Wild Eats
Traditional Miami Lacrosse Stick Making Demonstration
Saturday Morning Hikes
Full Moon Hikes
A Walk in the Wetlands (50+)
Lindenwood Nature Camp
Daddy Day Hike
Nature Story Time
River Camp
Free Fishing Days
Family Learn to Fish Workshop
Hurshtown 50th Anniversary Celebration & Family Fishing Derby
Park Paddle Trips
Parks on Tap!
Trek the Trails
Tri-State Antique Tractor Club
Gardeners of America Club
MD and ME Walk and Learn


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

Fort Wayne Dragon Boat Races
Intro to Dragon Boat Racing
Intro to Kayaking
Young Naturalist Series
Storytime on the Riverfront
Stargazing on the Riverfront
Pedal, Paddle and Play
Open Streets
Confluence Kitchen
Riverfront Clean Ups
Promenade Park Grand Opening 
Riverfront Walking Tours
Riverfront Boat Tours
Riverfront Citizen Science

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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!


Wild Walkers Pokagon Group Shot

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

Wild Walkers 2019 

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 if you have questions. 

2019 Wild Walkers Schedule

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Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings 

Lindenwood Field Trips
May 1-October 31
600 Lindenwood Avenue 

Nature has so much to teach us and there‚Äôs no better way to learn than to experience it firsthand.  Check out the Lindenwood Nature Preserve for additional information.


Check out the Field Trip brochure

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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         

Flora & Fauna Brochures Available:

Reptiles & Amphibians
Spring Wildflowers
Summer Wildflowers



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