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

Lindenwood (OPEN year around!) 
Winter Hikes at Lindenwood
Wild Walkers  
Numerous cooking classes for kids, teens and adults
Preparing Your Spring Vegetable Garden
Container Gardening for Small Spaces
Healthy and Happy Houseplants
Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Learn to Drop Spindle
Mush! A Dog Sled Adventure!
Animal Play Dates
The Buzz about Bees
Dyeing Naturally
A Walk in the Wetlands
Wonderful Wildflower Walks
Bird Migration Hike
City Nature Challenge! Bioblitz Hike
Land Navigation
Hands-On Wilderness Survival Course
River Camp
Plein Air Painting Drop-In
Parks on Tap!
Tri-State Antique Tractor Club
Gardeners of America Club Meetings


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

Winter Cozy
Family Game Night
Dance Promenade!
Speak, Sing or Wing
Dog Sweater Day
Confluence Kitchen: Featuring the Culture of Italy
Pollinator Paradise Workshops
Doggie Dress Up Day: Bow Wow Bow Ties
Riverfront Clean Ups
Riverfront Walking Tours
Wednesday's Walkers
Riverfront Educational Series
Sundays on the Riverfront
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 2020 

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. 

2020 Wild Walkers Schedule NOW available!

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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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